Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2013 4:48 PM (in response to Gregg Mojica)
Thanks, Gregg. I did read the thread and was happy to see that such are not taking as long as they were. I didn't read it, though, until my expectations were frustrated for several days. My post was as much to add to the collective wisdom as to whine about the delay. I'll update the thread when my submission completes the process.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2013 5:01 PM (in response to LightninbugPub)
I understand your frustration--you just want to see your book on the store !
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to Gregg Mojica)
Stay tuned to WWDC today...after looking over the schedule for the labs, there's one called "What's New in iBooks Author." Possibly an iBooks Author update?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to Gregg Mojica)
Good news. The little light turned from red to green sometime this afternoon, making the wait time for the quality assurance review a few hours more than one week for an .epub book. That was my experience, at least, with a first delivery. I assume that it will shortly be visible on the iBookstore.
I hope that helps the collective and those others who, like me, wondered how long the process would take.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2013 6:55 PM (in response to LightninbugPub)
Great to hear! Please give us the link to your book, I'd be happy to give a 5-star rating!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2013 1:45 PM (in response to rdadarwala)
Mine has the red button and says not on in 52 stores. Still waiting after 3 days. It would be good to have assessment of glitches/revisions automated so the fix can happen immediately.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to MrBones)
I've uploaded my book yesterday and it took about 12 hours for the light to turn green. Over 300 pages, but mostly photographs. Not too much text to read, but text in 3 languages.
Carnaval de Barranquilla
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to Gregg Mojica)
Does anyone have any experience of having a book reclassified from 'book' to 'textbook'? I delivered as a 'textbook' in iTunes Producer and was on the US store within 24 hours but in the books section rather than textbook. My book is aimed at grade 8, has custom built interactives and videos, even follows the 'Common Core Standards' for K8. Contacted iBookstore support but didn't get anywhere. Any help much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to millthorpe)
It's an iBooks Author book, right? It took me literallly 5 months to get my textbook in the textbook section (instead of the general books section). Email apple and request atht they put in its appropriate category: email@example.com.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2013 3:08 AM (in response to Gregg Mojica)
Many thanks for your kindness in replying Gregg. The book is indeed an iBooks Author book. In addition, I have 20 years of teaching experience, I have authored books for one of the big companies, the book is aimed at grade 8 with instructional material and the book has many review questions. I did try mailing ibookstore but just got a quick reply that they 'reserve the right to alter classifications of books to help customers find what they are looking for'. Did you have to contact them a few times Gregg or what was it that worked?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to MrBones)
I have published 4 books on the iBookstore. In my view the time is extremely variable - the longest took about four weeks and the shortest less than one day. It's always the same you cannot wait and then one day you check and there it is. As you are publishing an educational text you may be interested in this free book of mine.
Here are the details:
Name: The iSyllabus: An Apple Based Educational System.
I hope this helps.
Patrick Mc Namee
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to professorpatrick)
Hi. This is my first post here. I just uploaded my first book to the iBookstore yesterday. It was in the iBookstore when I logged in this morning. (Yay!) However, it is not showing up in any searches. Do I just need to wait and it will show up eventually, OR is there something I need to do so that it's findable through search?
I did look through a few pages of responses here (though I confess I did not go through all 35 pages), but could not find any responses related to search results.
Thank you for any help.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to misty_sf)
Misty, I now have 3 books in the store and have found that yes you generally just have to be patient. First book took 3 weeks and a phone call but subsequent books took only around a week to show up. Then it also took a while for them to be more easily discovered in the store - still working out the tricks to that such as good titles etc... Some of mine show where I want them to and some are slightly lost in space. Have wondered to myself if the paid books get priority over the free ones. Also those more downloaded or commented on?
Lastly it took about 1 month for full stats to show up in iTunes Connect - must need a month of data for this to become fully active.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 9:35 PM (in response to Tidy)
It really seems that there is an inconsitency in wait time. Fogetting about the 2-3 month wait for iBooks when it startet last year, my last book in May took only 24 hours to be approved, to my surprise.
Now I published my new iBook on Wednesday morning and we are heading into the weekend but still red.
Can someone explain to me why it is "rocket science", so Apple is unable to send an email to notify if a submission was approved or got a ticket. Just think about the cumulative loss of productivity of all the authors checking in every day (most likely multiple times) or missing a ticket if you didn't check in. Makes no sense to me.