There is no direct way to get your content out of InDesign and into iBooks Author.
Please note that as of iBooks Author 2.2 you can insert chapters from an IDML file that has been exported from InDesign
What we have to do is to make use of a number of scripts added to InDesign to break down a single document into separated files and then extract the text. Lucky for us, iBooks Author can build a chapter from a Microsoft Word document and will even respect the styles built in Indesign!
We look at creating the Shakespeare play with iBooks Author
iBooks Author is Apple's free software for creating eBooks for their own iBooks reader software for the iPad and iBooks on the MAC (Mavericks only).
The software is very easy to use but does have some limitations and tries (nay encourages you), to use an existing template for your design and layout. Once you understand how you can modify a template for your own purposes then a great deal of flexibility is available to you.
We look at our Shakespeare play (A Midsummer Night's Dream), built with iBooks Author and proofed on the iPad and iBooks on the MAC.
This is a partially complete work, but gives us an opportunity to show the structure and modes of viewing the eBook. This screencast serves as an introduction to iBooks Author, the free software from Apple. The next episode shows how the Shakespeare play appears in the authoring environment, before we then explore how to build a template for a Shakespeare play.
Please note that since this Screencast iBooks Author no longer refers to a Portrait View, but rather a scrolling view which can be invoked in either landscape or portrait view on the iPad with iBooks.