Apple Releases iBooks Author 1.0.1 to Address EULA Issue

Apple has updated iBooks Author, updating the End User License Agreement, getting even more specific about what can or cannot be sold when producing content with the application.  In the original EULA, Apple had said that “If you charge a fee for any book or other work you generate using this software (a ‘Work’), you may only sell or distribute such Work through Apple (e.g., through the iBookstore) and such distribution will be subject to a separate agreement with Apple.

In the new EULA, Apple says “If you want to charge a fee for a work that includes files in the .ibooks format generated using iBooks Author, you may only sell or distribute such work through Apple, and such distribution will be subject to a separate agreement with Apple. This restriction does not apply to the content of such works when distributed in a form that does not include files in the .ibooks format.”

This frees up users to create content and export it to PDF or Text file and sell it as they like.  However, Apple is still insisting that if the exported content involves the iBooks format, then it must be sold through the Apple Book Store.

To download the update, go to the Mac App Store at:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks-author/id490152466?mt=12

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