Nice for writing books

book by Valeriana Solaris

Creating ePub files with Pages
[Via Apple Support]

ePub is an open ebook standard produced by the International Digital Publishing Forum. Pages ’09 lets you export your documents in ePub format for reading with iBooks on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. iBooks supports both ePub and PDF file formats, and you can export both from Pages.

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ePub is the most widely used standard for reading digital books and being able to directly export to ePub is a very nice plus/ Word does not do this and, while it is possible to construct an ePub document from a word one, the workaround is not too obvious.

And if you have to read your book on a Kindle there are converters for that but being able to read directly in iBooks will probably help the iPad. There is also a nice sample document to help you format the document so it looks best in ePub.