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Diary of a submission

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MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)
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Mar 28, 2012 6:08 PM

Seeing the intense interest in the submission and approval process, I figured it would be useful to chronicle my experiences here. I have just finished my first book, and iTunes producer has given me the all-clear for upload.


Stats for the book:


  • Paid book with DRM
  • 27800 words
  • 83 pages
  • 89 photos (1024 x 768)
  • 33 diagrams (some vector graphics, some as JPG images)
  • A few galleries for the images, and a few interactive images
  • 35 videos, totalling about 2 hours 10 minutes in length; one 4-minute video used as the intro media
  • 3 HTML 5 widgets (actually the same widget included at three different places in the book)
  • 1.53 GB file size for the .ibooks file
  • Sample book has 10 pages, 9 images and diagrams
  • Five screen shots for the submission


29 March 2012, 11:00am: started upload. During the upload, iTunes Producer says "Verifying asstest with the iTunes Store…" It will take a while, seeing that I only have 100 kB/sec outgoing bandwidth.



  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Mar 28, 2012 6:29 PM (in response to MichiHenning)

    This is going to be a loooongggg thread

    It would be nice if iTunes producer would catch this problem before starting the upload. It would seem that trivial validation could be handled much earlier in the process, long before I believe my book is ready to upload.



    As always, feel free to use the 'Provide iBooks Author Feedback' menu item for features you'd like added in the future, etc.

  • LaNeil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 26, 2012 10:25 AM (in response to MichiHenning)

    While we are waiting, is this a textbook? Thanks for doing this. Very helpful and informative!

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    May 3, 2012 2:27 PM (in response to MichiHenning)


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