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Apple accepting self-published books to iBookstore

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010
News Categories: Apple, Apps + Games

Apple has posted an online application for authors looking to publish and sell their own works on the iBookstore. A new page on Apple’s iTunes Connect developer/media portal reveals the technical requirements for distributing content on the iBookstore, including an Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.5 or later, at least 1GB of RAM, QuickTime 7.0.3 or later, at least 10GB of available hard drive space, and a broadband Internet connection. Book content needs to have an ISBN number for each title intended for distribution, and be submitted in the EPUB format, capable of passing Epubcheck 1.0.5. Finally, publishers will need a U.S. Tax ID and a valid iTunes Store account. The page also notes that Apple does not pay partners until they have reached certain payment requirements and earnings thresholds in each territory, and suggests that certain authors may receive payments faster by working with an Apple-approved aggregator. [via Mac|Life]

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Maybe self publishing is the only way Oz customers will get books other than those antiquities made free by Project Gutenberg.

Other than the lack of accessories availible at the launch of the iPad the lack of decent books was a big let down. The book reader was a big seller for me and still cannot by one!!

Posted by Paul on May 30, 2010 at 4:06 PM (PDT)

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