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Create an Apple Books Account
Learn how to create an iTunes Connect account to offer or sell books on Apple Books.
How to use iTunes Connect
Get an overview of the features in iTunes Connect that will help you manage your books.
Agreements, tax, and banking
To sell books on Apple Books, you must provide tax and banking information.
Set up tax information in iTunes Connect
To sell books on Apple Books, you must submit the required tax forms for your country.
Provide banking information in iTunes Connect
To sell books on Apple Books, you must provide banking information.
Users and roles in Apple Books
Set up users and assign roles in iTunes Connect to manage your Apple Books account.
Opt in to email notifications
Learn how to receive email notifications to keep up to date on your book status, agreements, payments, financial reports, and tickets.
Prepare your book
Learn more about preparing digital book packages and how to format them.
Providing book metadata, including book title, category, and description, helps readers find your book on Apple Books.
Submit your book
Before you submit your book to Apple Books, follow this checklist to prepare and validate your files.
Set up a book for pre-order
Learn how to set up a pre-order on the Apple Books Publishing Portal.
How to publish your book from the web
Learn how to publish your book to Apple Books from our publishing portal.
Manage your book in iTunes Connect
Use iTunes Connect to check book status and update metadata, pricing, and promotions.
How to check your book status
See how to check the status of your book before it’s published to Apple Books.
How to use catalog reports
Catalog reports summarize the status and details of your book, including metadata, pricing, pre-orders, and more.
Understanding tickets in iTunes Connect
Learn how to address tickets opened by Apple Books to address problems with your ebook submission.
How to submit and manage a book series
Learn how to link books in a series, add new books to a series, and update series information.
How to edit book details
See how to update book details, including the book title, description, category, and sample in iTunes Connect.
How to edit book files
See how to update the content of your book by providing a new file via Pages or the web.
Apple Books search
Learn more about the search function on Apple Books and how users can find your ebooks and audiobooks.
Apple Books Volume Content Service
Volume Content Service (VCS) allows schools and businesses to purchase and distribute books through redeemable codes.
Apple Books promo codes
Learn how to request promo codes to offer your book to select readers at no cost.
Market your books
Access marketing resources, including promo codes and badges, to help you promote your books on Apple Books.
Link to Apple Books
Create links and Apple Books-approved badges to promote your book on third-party websites.
Apple Books ratings and reviews
Readers can leave ratings and reviews of your books and audiobooks on Apple Books.
Apple Books Affiliate Program
Promote your book and earn additional commissions through the Affiliate Program.
Manage book rights and pricing
Learn how to update your book’s rights, pricing, and territory availability in iTunes Connect.
Set up promotional pricing
Set up promotional pricing for your books to offer a discounted price for a specific time period.
Copyright and digital rights management (DRM)
Learn about resources to control the copyright and digital rights management (DRM) for your books on Apple Books.
Sales, trends, and reports
Learn about the reports available to track your sales by region and date.
Payments and financial reports
Download financial reports that include monthly earnings and payments from Apple Books.
Apple Books payments
Find out when and how you will be paid for sales on Apple Books.
How to sell audiobooks on Apple Books
Learn how to distribute and sell audiobooks on Apple Books by working with one of our preferred audiobook partners.
October 18, 2023
Holiday season delivery schedule 2023
If you plan on releasing a book on Apple Books between November 27, 2023, and January 2, 2024, remember to check the following delivery deadlines.
April 17, 2023
Apple Books now accepts images up to 5.6 million pixels
Apple Books now accepts EPUBs with interior images of up to 5.6 million pixels.
March 02, 2023
New BISAC subject headings
Apple Books now accepts BISAC Subject Headings, 2022 Edition.
December 14, 2022
Introducing Apple Books digital narration
Learn how Apple Books now allows you to create digitally narrated audiobooks from an ebook.
Apple Books digital narration
Apple Books makes it easy to create digitally narrated audiobooks from an ebook using natural-sounding text-to-speech technology.
Review the countries and regions where you can sell ebooks and audiobooks on Apple Books.
Apple Books Asset Guide
Learn about compliance standards for audio, video, images, and EPUB files.
Apple Books Formatting Guidelines
Avoid common mistakes, and follow our guidelines to create books, art, and metadata optimized for Apple Books.
iTunes Connect Sales and Trends Guide
Use Sales and Trends to track the performance of your books.
iTunes Connect Payments and Financial Reports Guide
Learn the requirements for getting paid and how to get the most out of your financial reports.
Apple Books Promotional Artwork Guidelines
Follow these guidelines and best practices for creating promotional artwork.
Use the Apple Audiobook Package to format and deliver audiobook content to Apple Books.
Schema Validation Guide
A technical guide for validating metadata XML files using iTunes Relax NG schemas.
Pages User Guides
Learn how to use Pages to create and publish stunning books. Download guides for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.
Audiobooks Formatting Guidelines
Format audio files, art, and metadata to optimize the listener experience and discovery.
iTunes Connect basics
Get to know iTunes Connect and learn how to prepare, deliver, and manage your books.
October 27, 2022
Apple Books Promote
Create marketing assets through Apple Books Promote and generate custom retail landing pages.
October 18, 2022
Holiday season delivery schedule
If you plan on releasing a book on Apple Books between November 28, 2022, and January 2, 2023, remember to check the following delivery deadlines.
October 04, 2021
Apple Books now supports audiobook pre-orders
Pre-orders are now available for audiobooks on Apple Books.