Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to Gary Baudino)
iTunes Connect is not something you download. It is the web site you go to in order to download other things, like iTunes Producer. Is that what you cannot get? Or something else?
Are you using iBooks Author to create your ebooks? If not, what?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 11:59 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
I am unable to access iTunes Connect with the Apple ID I am using. The ID was created without a credit card. I am sing that ID to create a "FREE" Books Account. At the "Authenticate" window the error message is, This Apple ID does not have a valid credit card on file. Go to the iTunes staore and update this account with a valid credit card.
Of course, I was able to create a Book Account with my personal Apple ID. So it works. Now to create one for teachers to use not attached to my credit card!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Gary Baudino)
Apple's FAQ says a credit card is need for ID purposes. No fees are involved.
If that's not possible, best use an Aggregator. There is a link for these in the FAQ.
If you want to ask Apple for changes in their policy, that can be done via
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
This is starting to sound like a credit card commercial I have seen on TV. The 13 year old kid asks his dad for free advice aand the father wants a credit card for verification. Now if the name on the card does not match the name on the account; what is the next recourse?
Thanks for your links. I'll look into the policy change.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to Gary Baudino)
If they are not using iBooks Author to create the book, they might want to consider one of the other popular ebook stores (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Googlebooks, or Sony) or distribute directly from school server without using a store.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
It is all about iBook author. This is a gotcha that has to be worked out with Apple. It is hard to ask teachers to put a credit card on an account and the school site will not loan us theirs. We really thought this would be easier to go to Apple's Bookstore. Your suggestion of " other publishing site" is helpful. iAuthor was easy to work to use with 6th graders. We wanted them to have the full write and publish that looked so easy in our workshop. The process is hanging on the " credit card".
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to Gary Baudino)
Gary Baudino wrote:
It is all about iBook author.
In that case, other ebook stores will not be helpful, because iBA produces a special format (.ibooks) that only the iBookstore will accept (and which can only be read on an iPad, no other device). It can also produce .pdf format, which is usable anywhere, but does not offer the same features.
The best way to distribute .ibooks format without a credit card would be via email attachment or putting it on a server for downloading by readers.
For other bookstores you would normally produce in .epub format (which can be read on any device, like .pdf). iBooks Author can't do that, but the Pages app can.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Thanks for the follow up. I am in contact with Pranjal, over at iTunes support. I'll keep this event up to date when I hear.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to Gary Baudino)
Any update? I am having the same issue - school wanting to use iBooks Author but no credit card attached to the account.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to msburke)
Last email gave a number of alternatives other than iBook publishing. Credit card is required for identification as per their policy. I voice my dissatisfaction. Deaf ears I'm sure. There has to be a smart person at Apple that figured out how to allow free iTunes accounts so free iPad Apps can be downloaded. Sure they avoided a big class action suit with that thinking.
I think this situation I still in the resolution stage.