Export your book for iBooks or in another format
If you aren’t submitting your book to the iBooks Store, you can still create a book file that you can distribute yourself.
You can also export your book as a PDF file, which can be viewed or printed using Preview, Adobe Reader, or any PDF reader application. Links work in the PDF, but other interactive media (widgets), such as movies and 3D objects, might not work as expected.
You can also export only the text from your book.
Important: If you choose to distribute your book yourself, be sure to review the guidelines in the iBooks Author software license agreement. To see the agreement, choose iBooks Author > About iBooks Author, and click License Agreement.
Export in iBooks format
With the book open, choose File > Export, and click iBooks.
If you want to submit the file to the iBooks Store, click the disclosure triangle next to iBooks Store Options and follow the onscreen instructions.
Type a name for the book, choose a place to save it, and click Export.
To view the book in iBooks for iPad, make sure you have latest versions of iBooks and iOS installed, and do one of the following:
Email the file and open it in Mail on an iPad. Tap the file to open it.
Drag the book file (with the extension .ibooks) to the iTunes window and sync the book to your iPad. For more information, see iTunes Help.
To view the book in iBooks for Mac, make sure you have latest versions of iBooks and OS X installed, and do the following:
Drag the book file (with the extension .ibooks) to iBooks.
Export as a PDF document
Do one of the following:
Create a PDF file for viewing only onscreen (not as a printout): Choose Share > Export, and click PDF. Select image quality and security options, click Next, type a name and choose a location for the file, and click Export.
Create a PDF file that will be printed: Choose File > Print, and choose Save as PDF from the PDF pop-up menu. In the Save window, type a name, choose a location for the file, and click Save.
Export as a text document
You can export your book as an editable file in TXT format.
Choose Share > Export, and click Text.
Type a name, choose a location for the file, and click Export.
Important: After you export your book file, don’t compress or “zip” the file before you share it. Compressed book files can’t be opened.