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Apple Fixed-layout

Apple books, earlier known as iBooks, is an exclusive eBook reading app by Apple. It works on all iOS and macOS devices. It supports fixed-layout format. The fixed-layout format of Apple is a little different to that of format needed for Kindle.

Apple books support two book types:

  • EPUB
  • Multi-Touch 


Apple books support EPUB3 format. It can be created using Pages or other tools. Pages is a word processor developed by Apple. When an EPUB file is synced to iBooks, it has other additional features as well. 

The features include –

  • Supports full-bleed images
  • Supports audio & video
  • “Read Aloud” option – allows to sync narrator’s voice to the text
  • Interactivity

Multi-Touch Books

Multi-Touch books are created using an exclusive application by Apple called iBooks Author. Books can be created and published using iBooks Author. The format can only be read on Apple devices, and it can only be created on a Mac computer. 

It is well suited to produce course books, cookbooks, history books, and children’s books.

The features include-

  • Inherently fixed-layout
  • Interactive features
  • Supports audio & video

Doesn’t support narration overlays

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