iBooks Author is now gone. RIP
It will include a rewrite to become a 64-bit app, a new interface, and a floor-to-ceiling rewrite.
If you’re an author, you can self publish your books on iBooks. You’ll want to leverage multiple platforms to increase your visibility, but don’t forget Apple. As The Mac Observer editor-in-chief, Bryan Chaffin, wrote, Apple’s eBook platform isn’t perfect, but it is worthwhile to use.