3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2013 12:10 AM by vinnyvg
jwajc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my book is nearly a gig and I want to do a sample book of about 300 mb's.....it's been done in ibook author...is that way too big or can I get away with that....

  • vinnyvg Level 4 Level 4 (1,865 points)

    2 gigabyte is the maximum allowed per book.

    Sample/Preview books need only be one chapter taken from within your book by iTunes Producer as you deliver...or you can create a Preview of not less than fifteen pages.


    There does not seem to be a restriction which would prevent your sample.

  • Nigel Baker Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)

    Hello JWAJC,


    No, not really it all depends on what is in it.

    I have produced two multi-touch video books and the samples are also large due to the amount of video content within the iBooks samples. If it gives people a good sense of what the book is about it is a good idea. The only downside is that the larger the sample size, the longer it takes for people to download it.


    Kind Regards,

  • vinnyvg Level 4 Level 4 (1,865 points)

    I agree to a point about being put off by the download file size. Not all countries have fast or low priced broadband connections.


    However,  all videos can be edited and a shorter version used in the sample book. You can also add a note to advise those downloading the sample that the purchased book contains the full version of the videos.