On Education Media Event Apple made many announcements including Textbooks for iBookstore, iBooks 2 update, iTunes U app, etc, and iBooks Author for Mac is also among those. iBooks Author is a free app that helps Mac users to create and publish multi-touch books for iPad.
“Create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad.
Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and [...]
Apple rolled out iTunes 10.5.3 update for Windows and Mac users, that mainly released to support textbook syncing to the iPad, the new service announced at Education Event for iBookstore.
Apple Education Media Event Official Videos
iBooks 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
“iTunes 10.5.3 allows you to sync interactive iBooks textbooks to your iPad. These Multi-Touch textbooks are available for purchase from the iTunes Store on your Mac or from the iBookstore included with iBooks 2 on your iPad.
iBooks textbooks are created with iBooks Author — now available as a free download on [...]
Apple has posted videos of its Education Event, where company has made several announcements related to educational stuff including some apps like iBooks with Textbooks support, iTunes U, iBooks Author etc.
You can check out videos from Education Media Event at Apple’s official page or through iTunes.