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The process to publish a book for iPad can be quite complex… if you add to this the fact that you have never published an application in the AppStore and have no knowledge of objective-c programming, it can become a real hell. Luckily for me, I managed to come up with Baker ebook framework, a tool for publishing ebooks in HTML5 format that has allowed me to simplify the whole process and publish my project successfully in a short time. In addition to being an Open Source project, it has an excellent community and developers who are constantly working to improve it. I hope that my experience serves to clarify some doubts and to publicize this fantastic tool.
Is Baker valid for my project?
This is what you will need to get started
Unzip Baker and locate the Book folder. This is the directory where you will have to place your content, images, html, css, etc. Now you can copy the content of the sample book into the Book folder. If you don’t have Xcode installed yet, it’s time to do it, when you have it , open the Baker.xcodeproj file. You should have a structure similar to this:
With your test project configured you can now run the application and test it in the simulator or on the iPad.
Some tips to layout your book