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Book Creator to Web

Posted by Allanah King on October 23, 2013

Today I was facilitating a couple of iPad workshops and I was asked  about the workflow I would use to have books made with Book Creator on the iPad available on the web for adding to a blog or other online space.

Here are a couple of ways of doing it.

1. The first was is to use Reflector.app  that you download onto your laptop to mirror your iPad onto your laptop screen. Reflector costs about $25NZ or $12.99US. Then I would use Quicktime on my Apple or Jing on a PC to record the screen as the book was playing.

And then I would upload that video that I had made to Vimeo to embed on my blog.

Here is a little video of that happening. I apologise that these tutorial videos are not fabulous but hopefully you will get the idea of what is happening in each one.

Book Creator to Quicktime from Allanah King on Vimeo.

2. The second way costs no money at all. You send the book to your laptop via email if it is small or via something like Dropbox if it is larger. Then you move to your laptop and open up Chrome web browser. You use the Chrome extension Readium with your Chrome web browser. Open the Book Creator ePub in Readium and the audio and video will play.

This is great for adding another way to read/play your favourite books created with Book Creator.

I am told on good authority that the new Mavericks OS for Apple will be able to read ePub without needed the Chrome web extension. This will make it one step easier.

Then you can record the screen using Quicktime or Jing as before.

Here is a little video of that happening.

Book Creator to Readium from Allanah King on Vimeo.

3 Responses to “Book Creator to Web”

  1.   Jacinda! Says:

    Thank you! I have been looking for a way to do this!

  2.   Allanah King Says:

    Of course the day after that a new way of doing it arrives!!

    I downloaded Mavericks, the new operating system for Mac. It is very cool in that ePubs now play in iBooks on your laptop.

    By using this free method you wouldn’t need to use Reflector.app or Readium because you can just play the book.

    You would still need to record the screen with Quicktime though.

  3.   Jan-Marie Says:

    Still have to use Readium or Reflector on a PC.

    Thanks for this Allanah, really helpful.

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