Macmanu has introduced templates for iBooks Author, Apple’s free app for creating digital books for the iBookstore. iBooks Author is a free download at the Mac App Store.

The Macmanu templates offer a variety of styles, including astrology, science, urban and wild life, leisure andmore. In addition to this, writers can choose among many different layouts, as chapter styles, sections and pages are unique in every template, says Vitalijus Vysniauskas, project manager at Macmanus.

Most of the elements are easy to move, remove or replace, he adds. Pictures can be replaced by via drag ‘n drop. Many widgets, font styles and colors are a few clicks away. A

The price of 20 templates for iBooks Author is US$4.99 and can be found at the Mac App Store under the Graphic & Design section. Mac OS X 10.6 or higher is required.