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Will Apple Accept iBook in Landscape View Only?

2019 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2012 12:57 PM by uflemming RSS
profilo1 Calculating status...
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Mar 20, 2012 2:12 PM

I thought I saw a comment stating that an iBook was rejected because it did not provide a Portrait view.  Is this true?  If so, why is there an option within iBooks Author to create Landscape view only.  My iBook depends on in-line positioning of images and would not be effective in Portrait view.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to profilo1)

    iBA can generate/publish via PDF as well, where viewing/reading methods can differ, of course....you can also circulate your own books without going thru the store.

     

    'publishing' to the store has it's own requirements.

  • David Bourne Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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    Mar 21, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to profilo1)

    I had a book rejected because there was content in landscape but not portrait. It was presented as a new requirement but really my mistake as it wasn't my intent. Previously, I thought I had submitted and had accepted a landscape only book but checking now shows it in both orientations so I must have either updated before submitting or a revised version has both orientations.

     

    Unless to you can get someone to report on a recently approved landscape only book it may be difficult to get an answer. You might ask Apple but it could take a little time to get a response. They seem to be busy ;-)

  • JoeScrivens Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Mar 22, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to profilo1)

    My book is in landscape only and was aproved less than a month ago

     

    Natural Portraits - Joe Scrivens

     

    it's free so download it and take a look

  • JoeScrivens Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Mar 22, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to profilo1)

    cool, all ratings and reviews apprectiated :-)

  • asdfalvin Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    Where is the option within iBooks Author to create Landscape view only?

  • vinnyvg Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Apr 15, 2012 6:08 AM (in response to profilo1)

    I have 3 books rejected for no content in portarit mode.  1 for "lack of Functionality" whatever that is.

    There is an option in iBA.. Document Inspector.. tick teh "Disable Portrait mode" I  did not !

  • uflemming Calculating status...
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    May 9, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to profilo1)

    I, too, have had, after waiting for more than 2 months!, a book in landscape-only format accepted. I got an initial complaint about it. But I argued that it's a picture book for which landscape seems the best format and that providing a portrait view would mean reloading a duplicate of each image and then doing an alternate layout for each page, thus, presumably, doubling the book size. I do not know if my argument had any effect on their decision (never got an answer to any e-mail directed at the editing team), but it worked out in the end.

     

    Here's the book: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/found-art-around-the-world/id507546865?mt=11

    It's not free, but the preview version is.

     

    BTW While I was waiting, I learned how to create a Kindle Direct Publishing version of the same content. I'm now writing a report about my experience with iBooks Kindle Direct--a true study in contrasts!

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