Will iBooks Author Revolutionise Comics Self Publishing?

Making your own digital comic for worldwide distribution on iOS. And by digital, I mean with all the bells and whistles. Panel by panel guide, animation, sounds, the lot, courtesy of iBooks Author, now available free for Apple Mac computers, and publishable in the iBooks format, as well as PDFs or text, and suddenly available to anyone with an iPad, iPhone or other iBooks compatible device.

They're pushing this as a way to publish new forms of textbooks for kids. Balls to that. This is for digital comics. Actual digital comics, rather than scans of ink placed on thin slices of dead trees.

It's infinite canvas time.




About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.