The Smithsonian has been looking at using iBooks Author to create interactive digital books for the iPad. Here are some resources and examples that have been recommended to us:

Start by watching this brief video: iBooks Author overview

There is also a demo video online within a longer webcast — see minute 10:36 through 16:37 for the basic iBA demo:

This support site is also a helpful resource to bookmark: iBooks Author support 

Finally, you can check out Keynote and iAd Producer to build your own interactive widgets as well.

This 3rd party Keynote demo is a good overview of the power of Keynote (in Spanish).

Take a look at the following books for some examples of innovative uses of iBooks Author:

The Getty is also creating some nice art books using iBooks Author. Check out:

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