Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Thanks. I understand that which is why I ran it through an epub converter. When I try to open the file, it looks like it wants to open with i-tunes producer but really doesn't so I don't know how it looks.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 5:26 PM (in response to wrigjef)
When I try to open the file,
You need to use an app which reads epub. Email it to your iOS device and use iBooks. Or on your OS X device, download something like Calibre or Adobe Digital Editions (or others you can find via google).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 5:05 AM (in response to wrigjef)
Now I just need to figure out how to submitt this file to the i-book store.
You just sign up at iTunes connect and go through all their procedures or use an aggregator.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 7:02 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Paging through the book it looks like the conversion really changed quite a bit of the formatting. To the point that it looks to bad to publish. That and the wonderware converter I used left a pretty heavy watermark on all the pages. Not sure where to go from here.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to wrigjef)
PDF is always the worst format to convert to anything else. PDF is itself designed to be the end of the road for reading and printing. To create epub you should move the content via copy/paste or similar operation into an app like Pages or InDesign where you can edit the result and export to epub. Or perhaps you could use an aggregator service which specializes in this kind of work. Apple has a recommended list
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 1:41 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Really thought smashwords was going to be the answer but then I noticed that they don't accept books for the public domain. Not sure what the next step is. I know you can open pdf's in i-books and they look great it would be cool if they would just accept a pdf then make it available to share in the i-book store.
Maybe I need to look at getting a copy of pages then spending awhile editing before exporting e-pub then do the i-tunes connect thing. Does that sound like it would work? Actually before I go to that effort, I need to make sure that the i-books store and i-tunes connect will even accept a book for the public domain.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to wrigjef)
I need to make sure that the i-books store and i-tunes connect will even accept a book for the public domain.
Yes. Most bookstores only accept things from the original author. I don't know if that is the case for the ibookstore or not.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 4:37 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Anyone know how to contact i-books support to ask this question and get advice? I've searched the help pages and can't find an answer nor can I find an appropriate link to contact them directly.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 5:05 AM (in response to wrigjef)
Here are some things you could try:
Global Phone Support
We have expanded English-language publisher phone support. To make contacting the iBookstore support even easier, new local phone numbers are now available for Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the U.K. Support is available Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT).
Country Phone Number
Australia 1300 307 504
Note that this is a low tariff number.
France 0805 540 117
Germany 0800 664 5307
Italy 800 915 902
Netherlands 0800 0201 578
Spain 900 812 687
U.K. 0800 975 0615
U.S. +1 (877) 206-2092