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3 Simple Steps to Go from Book Creator App > Drive > Different iPad

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 6.42.04 PMDriveI’m really excited about the new publish feature that is available in Book Creator App, but I recognize that not everyone wants to publish their books online. Saving your books from Book Creator App to Drive is a great way to provide access for others to read your book without having to publish to the world, but there are a few simple steps your readers will need to take in order to download and read the books on their iPads.

First, Get Your Book into Drive and Share It

  1. In Book Creator App, tap the “sharrow.” Choose the “Export as ePub” option. Then slide through until you find “Drive.”IMG_3036IMG_3037
  2. Once the book has been uploaded to Drive, tap the 3-dot menu to the right of the item. Choose either “Add People” if you want to share with specific users, or “Get Link” if you want to share a link with a larger audience. IMG_3039

Get Link

If you share the link by choosing “Get Link”, your users will have to follow the next steps if they want to view the book on an iPad or iPhone. The easiest way to share the link is by creating a QR code. I prefer i-nigma.com. You can also shorten the link to make it less cumbersome to type by using bitly.com, tinyurl.com, or goo.gl.

  1. Scanning a QR code or clicking on the link will bring up a screen that looks like this:IMG_3031
  2. Tap the 3-dot menu at the top right of the screen.From Skitch
  3. Choose Open-In, and then scroll through to find iBooks or Book Creator App. (*choosing book creator app allows you to copy the book and either add it to an existing book or open it as its own book, but the new book will be editable)IMG_3035

Add People

If you share with specific people by choosing “Add People,” they will follow similar steps.

  1. Locate the item in “Shared with Me.”
  2. Tap the 3-dot menu to the right of the item.From Skitch
  3. Choose Open In, and then scroll through to find iBooks or Book Creator App (see image and text in step 3 above).

That’s it! A few simple steps will have your readers in awe of your authoring ability in no time!

What Do You Think?

What are some ways you have used Book Creator App with students? Have you shared books using Drive yet?