MacVoices #1278: Maria Langer’s Latest Books: iBook Author and Excel Data Sorting

Mac expert and author Maria Langer has been busy since we last checked in with her, producing two new books. The first, iBooks Author: Publishing Your First Ebook, will help you do just that, with Apple’s new authoring tool. Maria discusses how the book was created, why she chose to do it outside iBooks Author, at least for the initial versions, and her experience with the rich environment it delivers. Maria talks about the transformation iBooks Author brings to the medium, why it doesn’t feel like a 1.0 product, her pricing decisions and what it can mean to the publishing industry. Her second book, Sorting Excel Data: The Basics & Beyond, is more of a niche title; she talks about what it covers and why there is a need for a book on a topic as specific as data sorting.


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Maria Langer (follow her on Twitter) has been writing how-to books and articles and recording videos about using computers for longer than she cares to admit. Her most recent projects are “Making Movies: A Guide for Serious Amateurs” for the Flying M Productions Maria’s Guides series, “Mac OS X Lion: Visual QuickStart Guide” for Peachpit Press, and “Twitter Essential Training” for Maria is also a commercial helicopter pilot and serious amateur photographer. Learn more about her work on the Maria’s Guides website and see what’s on her mind on her blog, An Eclectic Mind.

iBooks Author: Publishing Your First Ebook

Sorting Excel Data: The Basics & Beyond