Bookry is a complimentary service for iBooks Author that lets you add amazing interactive widgets to your ebooks and interact with readers.
As an author you can also benefit from other great features like widget analytics and push updates. As a reader, you have easy access to all the data you’ve entered into your multi-touch ebooks.
Five new widget releases at Bookry.com Widget Generator, including backgrounds, high res widget icons and languages to Word Search. Look out for Quiz coming soon and follow them on twitter @thebookry, via our blog and on YouTube.
Bookry is a pretty cool place to find more widgets for use with iBooks Author. I have been trying them and am pretty amazed and some of the functionality. Seems to fill the gaps I was needing.
New Widget: Checklist
Whether it’s for an ingredients list or an end-of-chapter revision summary, this widget offers real value to your readers. Using our unique online widget generator, you can create your Checklists and place them into iBooks Author in a matter of minutes.
New Widget: SchoolTube
Keep the size of your iBooks down by streaming your videos from SchoolTube. This widget works in exactly the same way as our YouTube and Vimeo widgets. SchoolTube.com is the USA’s largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators.
New Widget: RSS News Reader
A simple yet brilliant way of keeping your iBook up-to-date with the latest news. This widget pushes an RSS feed out to the widget in your iBook, so that it updates every time the book connects to the internet. Your readers will always get the latest information on your organization, course, event, product, service etc.
Update: Word Search Supports Multiple Languages
Due to popular demand we’ve now updated Word Search to support multiple languages. When generating your puzzle you can now choose a language from the drop-down list under ‘Live Settings’. Languages are French, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish and Welsh and more will be added soon.
Featured Book – Toya Toucan and You Can Too!
This month we feature a wonderfully crafted iBook from leading children’s publisher Chungaboo. Aimed at children who are learning to read, but suitable for kids aged from 5 to 10, ‘Teya Toucan and You can Too!’ combines a great animated story with fun games and puzzles to aid the learning process.
Quick Poll – Win a Bookry T-Shirt
Are you proud of your Bookry widgets and think that others may like them too? We’ve had some requests for an iBA Widget Sharing Library. Is this something that you’d like and would contribute towards? Take our quick poll and be in with a chance of winning a Bookry T-Shirt!
Widget Icon Fix – We’ve Banished the Blur!
You may have noticed that when you tap on a widget icon in an iBook the icon enlarges and looks blurred when doing so. We’ve made two updates to Bookry that will help resolve this issue.
New Widget: Ustream (live event video)
Present live streaming video to your readers, right from inside the iBook! With this widget you can place an embedded version of any Ustream video into your book, and is perfect for conferences, seminars, lectures and other live events.
Keep your iBook Fresh without Re-publishing
A quick video showing how one iBook has cleverly used the Word Search widget to keep their iBook content fresh. By updating the live settings on the widget generator they can push new updates out to the iBook on the iBookstore on a weekly basis.
Generate Even More Professional Looking Widgets!
We’ve listened to your feedback and introduced a new range of background options that will make your widgets look even more stunning. Find new settings on existing widgets that support backgrounds, and also on some of our other widgets, including Slider Puzzle and Feedback.