Magazine publisher Future has released its first interactive book created with Apple’s iBooks Author tool.
Future says GarageBand for Beginners has been carefully designed m to make the most of the interactive features available on iBooks 2 and iBooks Author.
The book offers tutorials on using Apple’s GarageBand music-making app allows users to create their own music in a quick and easy way.
Ian Robson, Future’s Technology Publisher says: “Our consumers demand the richest possible media experience from our products and with GarageBand for Beginners we’ve once again delivered.
“The Apple iBooks 2 platform offers us the ability to deliver a slick consumer experience with integrated video content, animated annotated screenshots and much more. We’re proud to be the first publisher to fully embrace the new platform and its interactive features.”
Future has a catalogue of other guides and bookazines on specialist subjects that it could enhance with the addition of videos, galleries and other interactive elements.
If the launch of GarageBand is successful, Robson said the publisher plans to create iBooks versions of all its Apple software guides over time, including products for iLife, iWork, a guide to Mac OS and the different variations of iPad, before starting to build other content.
GarageBand for Beginners is available to download from iBooks priced €0,99.
[Via Future]

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