Get your book ready to publish with Pages

Pages is Apple’s free, powerful word processor that lets you write, design, and publish stunning books, whether you’re on a Mac, iPad, or iPhone, or using a PC.

Open Pages

If you have a PC, go to and log in with your Apple ID.

If you have a Mac, iPad, or iPhone, you can use the latest version of the Pages app on your device.

Start with a template

In the template chooser, scroll down to see a selection of Apple-designed portrait and landscape book templates, and select one that best fits your book’s genre. The templates include layout, placeholder text, and even images to give you an idea what your book could look like. You can customize the design any way you like.

Learn more about choosing a template in Pages

After you’ve picked a template, you can add your own text, photos, image galleries, videos, audio, shapes, tables, charts, and more. Just be sure to remove any placeholder text or graphics before publishing your book. 

Learn more about the features available in Pages

Import your text or start writing

You can open and edit Microsoft Word documents (files with a .doc or .docx extension) in Pages to make final edits and publish directly to Apple Books.

Learn more about preparing your Word document for Apple Books.

Prepare your book for Apple Books

Keep these suggestions in mind to make sure your book looks its best on Apple Books: 

Publish your book

Publish your book directly from Pages to Apple Books on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or online at All you need is an iTunes Connect account for Apple Books. 

Learn more about using Pages to publish your book on Apple Books.

If you want a copy of the EPUB file you’re publishing to Apple Books, you can export your book as an EPUB.