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1997 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2012 8:42 AM by Andaaz RSS
  • MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)

    The question is, where in my contract or in the documentation can I find the list of prohibitied words?

     

    Michi.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)

    Don't be silly. You need to stop caching Apple as the big bad wolf and playing the victim. Read your agreement. Adhering to it with conscious thought is why it exists. Playing the victim or pleading ignorance won't wash.  Take responsibility for your role and actions. If you don't wish to comply, stop using the process.

  • MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)

    K T wrote:

     

    Don't be silly. You need to stop caching Apple as the big bad wolf and playing the victim. Read your agreement.

    I did read my agreement. Where does it state that, if I use the word "iBook" in my book, the submission will be rejected?

     

    Where in the documentation does it state that the word "iBook" will result in rejection?

     

    Assuming that the documentation does not state this (I have not been able to find anything to that effect), how am I supposed to know that my book will be rejected if it contains "iBook"?

     

    Are there other terms that I cannot use in my book that will cause rejection? If so, what are they, or where can I find at least an explanation in general terrms of what words I need to avoid?

     

    If no such documentation exists, why are the conditions that will cause rejection not explained to publishers?

     

    Why does a publisher have to wait for four weeks to find out that a single word has caused rejection?

     

    Why does iTunes Producer not contain a list of terms that are potentially objectionable and flag them for consideration?

     

    Michi.

  • RadioPaulo Calculating status...

    Wait. What's wrong with using the word "iBook"? Apple don't like that? I'm about to submit a book with domations goong to charity, so there's a line which reads "When you downloaded this iBook you gave £1 to XXXX" - Would you advise me to change this?

     

    It's the iBookstore. Why can't we say "iBook"??

  • MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)

    RadioPaulo wrote:

     

    Wait. What's wrong with using the word "iBook"? Apple don't like that? I'm about to submit a book with domations goong to charity, so there's a line which reads "When you downloaded this iBook you gave £1 to XXXX" - Would you advise me to change this?

    Yes, I would strongly advise you to call it an eBook instead because quite a lot of people have had their book rejected because it contained the term "iBook".

     

    It's the iBookstore. Why can't we say "iBook"??

    Ask Apple…

     

    Michi.

  • nikond100 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well said... Totally agree with you - Getting a little fed up with all this "Apple Bashing"

  • evan20 Calculating status...

    Hi, I agree that "bashing" is not good. But I'm not convinced we are actually bashing Apple. We're in the store, we have developed many books and apps but we're a bit frustrated at the process. So, don't misinterpret our venting on the forums as "bashing". We'd like to see Apple improve the review process and perhaps make it more transparent. So, please forgive us if it sounds like we're bashing Apple. We're not. In truth we really like Apple products and concepts but we're simple neophytes. We'll get there eventually it just takes time.

     

    My book took 2 months to be reviewed and published. Yes, partly my fault because I didn't know the rules clearly enough or how to properly use the Publishing tool. Yes, I used the word 'ibook' but failed to properly show Apple's boilerplate for copyright. You can use the word 'iBook' but you must clearly indicate it is a copyrighted term and you must use Apple's boilerplate for this (it's all spelled out - perhaps not as clearly as it should be - but you can find this). Or simply use the generic word 'eBook' (easier).

     

    But, I now have several books and apps in iTunes now and am making consistently 500 euros a month. Not enough to quit my day job but perhaps someday soon.

     

    So, hang in there. Keep the faith and above all keep writing and developing.

  • evan20 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    it's a copyrighted word. You can use it but you have to clearly state the terms of Apple's copyright in the appropriate places in your book. Or as MichiHenning says use 'ebook' or 'electronic book'.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)

    RadioPaulo wrote:

     

    Wait. What's wrong with using the word "iBook"? Apple don't like that? I'm about to submit a book with domations goong to charity, so there's a line which reads "When you downloaded this iBook you gave £1 to XXXX" - Would you advise me to change this?

     

    It's the iBookstore. Why can't we say "iBook"??

    Apple has rules about donations for apps - be careful to not risk rejection.

     

    Apple trademarked the word 'ibook' quite some time ago. Remember the small white portable computers that used to carry that name? Remove any uses of that word to avoid being rejected during review. There are others, of course, such as iPad, iPhone, Apple, Mac, iOS, etc.

  • nikond100 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi Evan20 - maybe that was a little strong... Sorry if it came over to you like that.. Just going through all the comments here and was getting a little hot under the coller so to speak. I certainly didn't mean to come across the way I did. I to am waiting to have my first book published .. I am just thankful that a company like Apple have given us the chance to do this.

  • Andaaz Calculating status...

    After reading your message, I realized that I have entered the DBA name instead of Legal Entity name. Should i fillout another application? I filled my application 3-days ago

    Thanks!

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