Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 9:39 AM (in response to Caleb Kingston)
Given the rush to get into the store by so many people right now, books are taking a while to be reviewed.
Best advice is to not expect approval first time and never plan around a release Get your book in the store first, and then pull the trigger on any marketing, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2012 5:48 AM (in response to K T)
After six weeks still no reply on my application. Why can't Apple hire some more clerks?
My book is up on Kindle. Process took less than ten days. How about a real answer instead of
saying suck it up.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to jimbo19333)
Six weeks and still no approval?? That is ridiculous. How easy is it to turn an ibook into something that Kindle can read. I will go that route.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to drittner)
Hi: I did get help from some folks to convert my PDF file created by iBooks Author into the mobi format for Kindle (also have an epub file now). They also took care of the upload process. I was in a hurry and wanted to get it up. Not too expensive and worth it I think. Contact me at email@example.com if
you want particulars.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2012 12:07 AM (in response to K T)
as far as I understood Caleb Kingston did not send/uploaded the ibook yet but is stuck in the step before, the application for a paid book account.
I ask because I did the same step yesterday (giving tax id, etc. only) and feel uncertain if I have to wait for instruction to proceed uploading the files.
I published a free book using itunes producer already, but the process seems different. we should upload a sample, we have to tell the price, etc...?
Thank in advance for advice,
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to Caleb Kingston)
it would be great if you tell us about your latest experience again.
It seems that I am in the same situation now:
I made a "paid account", entered the brandnew (I am not US-resident) EIN etc..
Now I don't cleraly understand how to proceed.
Just waiting for "validation" of the account and or further instructions?
it seems I made a mistake already by using the apple id of this account to upload my iBook with "Producer". The result was that it appeared in the iTunes Store for free.
I guess I could stop that, but ... what happens next?
Thanks in advance for your feedback,
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to thomas-bode)
I finally received an email saying I'm activated! (after 4 months!). I guess it's just when they've gotten around to it
Thank you for contacting iBookstore Application. We sincerely apologize for the long delay in our response.
Your Paid Books account with the legal entity name ------ has been activated. An email was sent out to the email address provided on the iBookstore application, which was ---------. Note this is the contact email address for your Paid Books account.
Please log in to iTunes Connect (itunesconnect.apple.com) with the Apple ID/username ------------------- to begin selling books on the iBookstore.
iBookstore Publisher Support
I've tried to create an iTunes connect account through our business ------- with my ---------- apple ID and I haven't heard anything back. On April 4th, I received an email saying my Tax I.D. was invalid and that I should try to correct it. I corrected it that day and am still waiting. Can you please help me get this resolved or tell me what more I need to do to qualify to distribute iBooks on the market?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to Caleb Kingston)
Looks like there are still some wrinkles to be ironed out of the process. Four months is a joke.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to Caleb Kingston)
Welcome to the store.
Seems review times are much shorter now, so you got in at the right time
Good luck w/your book(s)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 4:33 PM (in response to Caleb Kingston)
Whoa- seriously? I should have started the approval process when I started writing my book 6 months ago. Just finished and ready to publish, and WOOPS!!!! I pray that this doesn't take too long! Looks like I'm going to contact jimbo to get into that fast track...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 11:57 PM (in response to Erik Martin)
I was filling in the application to sell my book in iBooks and the application sort of just said "OK" but I haven't had a message to say my application is being considered. I'm not even sure I had a chance to add some details such as my bank account.
Now I don't know where I am but trying to get back in I get a message saying something to the effect that there's an application associated with my Apple ID. Should I just wait? I'm surprised I didn't get a confirmation email.
This is very unlike Apple...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to purdiecomms)
Oh boy - me too! Same problem. Sitting here twiddling my thumbs. This is totally unacceptable. At least send an email saying that my application was received and being processed. Otherwise, one thinks it was an error in the submission. I miss Steve Jobs!! This would drive him bananas.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to RosieClaire)
They sorted me out.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 3:26 PM (in response to purdiecomms)
Thank you so much. Just emailed them. This is like my third email. Squeaky wheel gets the grease. :)