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  • 15. Re: Submitting a book to ibook?
    Mat Pridham1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can get a US Tax ID without holding residence in the country... I had to do it in order to sell Apps on the App Store, as I'm a Canadian citizen.

    Simply visit this link to the IRS website, fill out the W-8BEN form and call the nice ladies to complete the form submission over the phone: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/article/0,,id=105139,00.html

    Though, I believe all this info would be given to you once your application is approved by Apple.
  • 16. Re: Submitting a book to ibook?
    cheeloon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Mat,

    Which ladies should call to, in order to complete the form submission ? Can put the contact here ? Thx a lot.
  • 17. Re: Submitting a book to ibook?
    Mat Pridham1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I believe it's the main Philadelphia office:

    Philadelphia Service Center:
    Tel: 267-941-1000 (not toll-free)
  • 18. Re: Submitting a book to ibook?
    George~MultiHull-er Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Many thanks for the URL which shows how the iStore is handling submissions, channeled through iTunes or a partnered aggregator. You know, the answers really were in the URL quoted: http://itunes.com/sellyourbooks (^=^)

    And they will be the most reliable as starting points. It took less time to read, too, than to write this, here. The smile means I'm not being critical...
  • 19. Re: Submitting a book to ibook?
    Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    Apple Pages can convert documents to ePub:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4168

     

    This page also describes how to transfer the epub to your iPhone using iTunes.

  • 20. Re: Submitting a book to ibook?
    jrt600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know how to get it on the iBookstore, but I believe that the latest version of iBooks can open simple .txt files. Don't know for sure, though.

  • 21. Re: Submitting a book to ibook?
    labarker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Pages exports to epub far better than Smashwords' "Meatgrinder". My files looked just as I wanted them and they passed epubchecker first go, but they didn't look so good once they'd been through Meagrinder. In desperation I even downloaded the trial version of the evil Word. I won't be buying it, partly because I'd have to buy the whole suite, which is expensive, and I'd be buying something I will never use again anyway. The Pages-exported-to-doc files opened just fine in it, but weird things STILL happened once I resaved and uploaded to the Smashwords site. Most books lost all their italics. I couldn't work out what the difference was between them and the one book that didn't lose them so after several attempts I decided to leave well lone. But I'm still miffed. I come from a typesetting background so I like things to look right!

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