|Original author(s)||Apple Inc.|
|Initial release||January 19, 2012|
2.6.1 / September 24, 2018
|Operating system||OS X 10.11 or later|
|Available in||29 Languages|
|Type||Word processor, Desktop publishing, Digital distribution|
iBooks Author (iBA) was an e-book authoring application by Apple Inc, released in early 2012, only available for macOS, and discontinued in 2020.
Documents created by iBooks Author could only be sold for a fee if they are accepted by and distributed by Apple, but authors also had the option to distribute their work elsewhere for free.
It allowed many aspects of a document to be edited in WYSIWYG fashion, including text, fonts, colors, foreground and background images, interactive widgets, and charts.
iBooks Author was discontinued on July 1, 2020, with Apple suggesting Pages as a replacement.