When a user interacts with a Tableau view, the request must be sent from the view to Tableau server and results returned, which require a Tableau licence. In other words, Tableau views are not self-contained. How would that work with Apple iBooks, especially the licensing part?
I was thinking of using this only for Dashboards that would be hosted on the Tableau Public server. I am looking to publish some eBooks that would be distributed free of charge. That should make the task easier. For other, more general cases, embedding a Tableau Dashboard in an eBook seems similar to distributing a packaged workbook to someone who has Tableau reader. However, I can see that if the final product were to be sold, that there would have to be licensing issues worked out. For not-for-profit eBooks, I would think that the principle guiding Tableau Public would prevail. Embedding the Tableau Dashboard in an eBook helps create a storyline that can be illustrated with dynamic dashboards instead of the typical static graphs and tables.
It would be great if this works, I can see the potential.
I was just considering this option myself! Unfortunately, this wouldn't quite work like a packaged workbook since we would still need the necessary processes to render the view and interpret user input (this is why we have Tableau Reader). I think this has great potential and suggest supporting the following Community Idea so our developers can give it consideration: Enable Tableau Server To Provide Embed Code For iBooks