eBook Magic was the first book maker for iPad, released in March 2011.  Book making apps allow users to easily add content to pages, and share out at least and Epub book or PDF format.  They should have the ability to at least format Text and Photo boxes, and be able to use these items flexibly enough to create any type of book, not just a photo book.

With its original wood background, vertical timeline, and easy to use navigation, other apps followed suit.  But eBook Magic was built differently on the front end.  The difference in the original design has allowed eBook Magic to to remain the only book maker with the abilities such as “Resize Books on the Fly”, create multiple pages prompted by selection of multiple photos, and utilize each text and photo box as a real content box type to make a whole book document look uniform.

One such example of this in Ebook Magic includes placing a photo inside of a text box with a color frame border and a color overlay blend for a professional look, then being able to use the apply all functionality so that every newly created text box has & will have the same font style, box border, background photo and color overlay.

Comparison of eBook Magic versus its primary competitors….

Book Writer
$3.99
Book Creator
$4.99
eBook Magic+
$3.99
Educational Discount ?
Release Date 12/2011
Category Books
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EASE OF USE FEATURES EASE OF USE FEATURES
iPad Camera Direct into Page -
Start from Page Layouts -
Create 10 pages automatically by choosing 10 images from Photo Albums -
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SHARE OUTPUTS SHARE OUTPUTS
Printed Book Purchase -
ePub
PDF
JPG page outputs -
Editable File -
BOOK FORMATTING BOOK FORMATTING
Page Size in inches/cm -
New Book Sizes Generic- Square,Landscape,Portrait
Ability to Resize Book -
Template option to Start books -
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PHOTO HANDLING PHOTO HANDLING
Zoom inside Frame -
Resize Frame
Pinch to Zoom -
Border on Photo box -
Fill Color in Photo Box -
Front/ Back
Apply All for Photo Attributes -
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TEXT FORMATTING TEXT FORMATTING
Border on Text Box -
Place Photo in Text Box -
Fill Color in Text Box -
Opacity % Overlay -
Round Corners -
Front/Back
Apply All for Text Attributes -
Apply All for Text Box/Border/Fill -
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PAGE ATTRIBUTES PAGE ATTRIBUTES
Page Fill Color -
Photo as Page Background -
% Opacity Fill Color -
Grid for Layout -
Snap to Grid -
Apply All for Page Settings -
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PAGE CREATION PAGE CREATION
Start with a Blank Page
Multiple-Auto Page Creation -
Choose From Page Templates -