Don’t worry, I’m also going to make the process of putting it on your iPad easy as pie!
A little background: I created this iBook at the beginning of February while in talks with the folks over at Prezi. Two drafts were completed in a 10-day time frame, the first in plain PDF format, the second in the interactive iBooks format. I had never used iBooks Author (or any other eBook creator) so this was a real test of my ability to learn a tool and put out a rapid prototype.
A total of about 15 hours of my time, plus 4 hours of my colleagues reviewing the eBook were committed to the project. I work full-time at the University of Hawaii and am taking three courses to finish my M.Ed. before May, so I expect to make revisions based on user feedback. It’s a “quick and dirty” iBook, but gives a nice overview of Prezi for people who may have tried to use the tool and found it difficult.
Please share this iBook!
I’ve attached a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license to this iBook, which means you are free to use it and share it for non-commercial purposes. Please do! If you have any questions about it’s use, feel free to contact me.
So how do I get this iBook onto my iPad?
To keep things as open as possible, I avoided going through the iTunes store. But do not worry: It’s easy to get it onto your iPad. Here’s the step-by-step:
UPDATE 3/3/12: Please upgrade your iBooks app on your iPad to iBooks2 to view the iBook. Otherwise skip to the .PDF!
- Open your Safari web browser on your iPad. If you’re on your iPad right now, skip down to Step 3.
- Navigate to www.tinyurl.com/ibookprezi, which will take you back to this page
Click/Tap on this link to download the iBook file called “Prezi_QuickGuide_iBookv1.2.ibooks“
- Download time can vary as the file is 11MB. Shouldn’t take more than a minute. Once it finishes, click/tap on Open in “iBooks”
- The Prezi Quick Guide will open in iBooks and be saved in your iBooks library
- Tap it to open and enjoy!
Have an eReader or Android Tablet? You can have this iBook, too.
Although the interactive features will be lost, I’ve exported the iBook to PDF. Once downloaded, you can view this eBook on any computer or tablet that can read PDFs (Kindle, Nook, most Android devices, iPhones, etc).
Here’s the link to the PDF: iBook Prezi Quick Guide Meinkev1.2
If you find the iBook neat, please comment below. Any questions? Contact me via email or Twitter.
Note 3/8/12 – Many images in the book will not appear in portrait mode. Please use the iBook with your iPad horizontally until I release a version update! Thanks.