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.
If you have a PC, go to iCloud.com 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.
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.
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:
- Use paragraph styles so your page format and the table of contents are correct when you publish.
- Proofread your book and check your spelling.
Review our proofing checklist to make sure you’re ready to publish.
Publish your book
Publish your book directly from Pages to Apple Books on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or online at iCloud.com. 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.