How to Create a Book Using Apple Pages

A digital book (eBook) standard called EPUB has been developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). EPUB documents may be exported from Pages and viewed on a variety of devices, including the Books app on iOS devices and the Mac OS X Yosemite computer operating system.

How to Create a Book Using Apple Pages

In addition to its ease of use, Pages is jam-packed with useful features for writers. Track changes and Smart Annotations let you edit on your Mac without losing the integrity of your original copy, and a variety of Pages layouts and text styles make it easy to present your work in a polished, professional manner. Here are simple steps for writing your book with Apple Pages:

  • Step 1: Choose a template

    Choose File > New from the Pages menu on your Mac. Tap or click the New Document button in Pages on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Scroll all the way to the bottom of the template selector to find the Books templates.

  • Select the most appropriate template.

    The Portrait template is best for text-heavy books, while Landscape is optimal for image-heavy or column-formatted books. Portrait templates let you export EPUB with reflowable text, while Landscape lets you export EPUB with fixed layouts.

  • Step 2: Create a book

    After choosing a template, you can add text, photographs, image galleries, videos, shapes, tables, charts, and drawings. You can also record audio on a page and listen to it in your EPUB, or animate EPUB drawings and add a table of contents using Pages’ Table of Contents view.

  • Add pages to a Landscape template.

    When creating a landscape template, you can add pages to it by clicking Insert > Page.

  • Export EPUB document

    Exporting your work as an EPUB is the first step in creating an EPUB book. Pages automatically analyze photos to guarantee that your book meets the standard EPUB specification requirements when you export it as an EPUB. After creating an EPUB book, you can view and distribute it.


How do I start creating a book in Apple Pages?

You first choose between a Portrait or a Landscape template as a starting point.

What is a Portrait template?

These templates are most suited for books that contain large text, such as novels, reports, and journals, because they allow text to conform to multiple device sizes and reflow when a reader adjusts the font size on their computer.

What is a Landscape template in Apple Pages?

Page layout documents in landscape mode are ideal for books with a lot of photos or content arranged in columns because the layout of each page is preserved no matter what device the reader uses—the text does not flow easily from one page to the next unless linked text boxes are used.

How do you add content to your book using Apple Pages?

You can add content to your book using Placeholders, which shows you how a book produced with this template might look when its text and object styles are used.

How do you make your book available?

You may publish your book to Apple Books right from Pages to make it accessible for purchase or download.