Create an Apple Books Account

We’re excited to see you getting started with Apple Books. The first thing you’ll need to do is sign up for an account — it’s free! Here’s what you need:

  • An Apple ID enabled with two-factor authentication

  • Digital rights to your books

  • Legal authority to sign documents on behalf of yourself or your company

How to set up an Apple Books account

  1. Create an iTunes Connect account for Apple Books. Use or create an Apple ID with two-factor authentication and a valid credit card on file to create your iTunes Connect account. Your Apple ID can be added to multiple iTunes Connect accounts. This allows you to sign in and switch easily between accounts.
  2. Choose your publisher type. Select Individual if you’re representing yourself or if you’re a sole proprietor. Select Organization if you’re registered as a company or organization. You must sign up using your legal entity name. You can update to a DBA name after your account is approved.
  3. Check your email. We’ll send a link to verify your email address. Click the link and sign in to iTunes Connect.
  4. Complete your agreement.
    1. In iTunes Connect, go to Agreements, Tax, and Banking. Select “View and Agree to Terms.” If it has been more than 30 minutes since you signed in to iTunes Connect, you will be prompted to verify your identity again via two-factor authentication. 
    2. Next, decide if you want to sell books or simply offer them for free. If you want to offer books for free, read and accept the terms and conditions, and you’re ready to go. You can upgrade your account at any time.
    3. If you want to sell books, you need to provide additional details, including your legal name and tax ID. For commonly encountered issues, see the Agreements, Tax, and Banking article. You may also be subject to additional obligations if you sell eBooks in the EU, whether you're located there or not. You can add a URL within the Legal Entity tab as a means to provide the contact and other information as required by the EU Omnibus Directive. You’ll receive an email when we’re ready to proceed or if we discover any issues.
  5. Provide tax and banking information. If you’re planning to sell your books, you need to set up banking and tax information in Agreements, Tax, and Banking. If you need to update your banking information and it has been more than 30 minutes since you signed in to iTunes Connect, you will be prompted to verify your identity again via two-factor authentication. Remember to use the legal entity name associated with your U.S. tax ID.

Account sign-up support

If you have questions during the iTunes Connect sign-up process, Apple Books Partner Support is available to assist you.

Email support is available seven days a week in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

Once you’ve created your account, use the Contact Us form in iTunes Connect to ensure your inquiry is directed to the most appropriate team.


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