Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to Tangrecia)
I just noticed that I didn't reply about the sample images for the sales info page. Those I created using screen capture on my daughter's iPad2. If you do the power+home button screen capture I believe the resulting .png images are the correct size (mine were all landscape, too) and file type for uploading as sample images.
The iPad2 screenshots came out at 1024 x 768 (landscape, and an acceptable upload size). I used PhotoStream and iPhoto-->File...Export-->Maximum/Actual Size/.jpeg-->[your filename/desktop] to get them onto my hard drive for uploading. Once you have them you can also use the .jpegs anywhere you want to share e-book images.
The iTunes Producer info says you can trim 20 pixels to remove the iPad top menu bar but, when I tried it in landscape I got 1004 x 768 images that would not upload, so my advice is to use the untrimmed screen captures--I don't think the top menu bar detracts much:
Do you have the "Using iTunes Producer" pdf, available within iTunes Connect? I found it helped me a lot, particularly at the uploading stage. It's also searchable which is useful.
Here's a link if you'red doing paid e-books:
For free e-books, use this one:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to hollowaymcc)
I did find out eventually and proceed. Our book is now ACCEPTED! :-)
Tangóem (Available 5th November)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 5:20 PM (in response to Jon Walker)
Thank you Jon,
There's a lot of answers (in the forum, not this particular thread) from people using Pages and it was nice to see someone answer directly what has to be done in iBook Author, instead of describing about Pages techniques. Not all of us have Pages and we're just using the iBook Author program.
Now I know what to do, since my original image was narrower than the iBook Author page size. I'll just modify its dimensions to 768 W, 1004 H. Cool Beans!
... assuming that's the same dimensions as the portrait book default format/page size
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to NormanJohnTE)
You can simply resize your trimmed image using Preview ( Tools > Adjust Size) in your iMac.
Screen shots and images in your content,- size can be 1024 x 748 or 2048 x 1536 for Retina iPad.
I use all images suitable for Retina and obviously they are Ok with every other iPad.
For the cover, the size needs to be 1400px Width ( mine then have a height of 1830px.
The 2 megapixel limit is ignored for book covers.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to vinnyvg)
I used an old Windows program on my PC Ulead Photoimpact (1997) to adjust the dimensions. It has a Dimensions operation in the Format window. The 768 x 1004 size John mentioned fit perfectly onto the whole Title page for the book cover, for a portrait format novel.
The other images in the book were formated according to Kindle specs at 300 dpi. I didn't change them and they look ok on my iPad 3 in the Preview