I did a post last week mentioning the new multi-touch iBook on George Harrison, which I was very impressed with. This week the book has had an update. It’s the first time I can recall seeing an update issued for an iBooks title.
This book is clearly labeled as having been ‘Made with iBooks Author’ – so this is my first time seeing one of the big touted benefits of Apple’s new publishing tool: the ability to update titles after they’ve been published.
I even got an email to let me know about the update and offer instructions on how to get it (which proved not to be needed at all):
Thank you for purchasing George Harrison: Living In the Material World. We’ve updated the book and corrected a few quality issues. The new version of the book is available to you at no charge.
To download the new version:
1) Go to your iBooks library on your iPad.
2) Tap Edit, select George Harrison: Living In the Material World, delete it, and tap Done.
3) Tap Store, then Purchased, scroll down to the bottom of the page, tap on your Apple ID, and sign out.
4) Sign back in with your Apple ID and password.
5) Tap Purchases in the bottom right, then locate George Harrison: Living In the Material World and tap the cloud button next to it.
You will now have the updated version of the book in your iBooks library.
In fact, as soon as I opened iBooks after seeing the email I was prompted to enter my iTunes password and the George Harrison book was already updating and showing a progress bar below its thumbnail in the Library section.
Pretty slick, and definitely a cool feature. I wonder how easy it is to issue updates via other publishing tools, as again I don’t recall ever seeing one before for any of the other 20+ iBooks titles I’ve got.
Have any of you seen any of your iBooks titles updated in this way or any other method?