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Stay up to date on new features and enhancements to Apple Books.

October 21, 2019

If you plan on releasing a book on Apple Books between November 2019 and January 2020, review our holiday delivery deadlines.

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August 5, 2019

Make it easy for your readers to find and purchase your book by creating links that take your fans directly to Apple Books. 

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April 23, 2019

iTunes Connect for iOS is no longer available. 

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January 31, 2019

As of February 1, 2019, all payments into bank accounts in New Zealand and Australia will be wire transfers.

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January 29, 2019

Thema 1.3 is now supported by Apple Books.

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January 29, 2019

The 2018 Edition BISAC Subject Headings are now supported.

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December 14, 2018

Join the Affiliate Program and leverage unique ways for your website or marketing communications to link to millions of books, audiobooks, songs, movies, TV shows, and more—while earning commissions on qualifying sales.

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December 13, 2018

Partners with audiobook content can now distribute their audiobooks to Apple Books.  

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November 29, 2018

We've made some improvements to Agreements, Tax, and Banking in iTunes Connect.  

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November 14, 2018

With the latest Pages update, you can publish your book directly to Apple Books from Pages on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or online at iCloud.com. 

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October 16, 2018

We are thrilled to introduce the all new Apple Books on iOS 12.  

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October 16, 2018

If you plan on releasing a book on Apple Books between November 2018 and January 2019, check our winter delivery deadlines.  

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May 1, 2018

You can now use BISAC Subject Headings, 2017 Edition in iTunes Producer and iTunes Connect.

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April 17, 2018

Australian book providers can now get phone support during local Australian business hours.

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March 15, 2018

You can now download one financial report that shows all currencies in which your books are sold.

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September 25, 2017

If you plan to release new books on iBooks in December 2017 and January 2018, check these delivery deadlines.

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August 16, 2017

If you deliver content from behind a firewall, you may need to add or modify firewall rules to allow outbound and return connections for the IP addresses and ports. 

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July 27, 2017

Starting August 10, 2017, you will no longer be able to sign in to Reporter with your Apple ID password or app-specific passwords. To continue using Reporter, generate a unique access token.

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June 28, 2017

You can now access Reporter by generating a unique access token instead of using your Apple ID password.

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June 13, 2017

We've switched to local currencies in some countries. Make sure you have the latest terms in Agreements, Tax, and Banking.

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June 13, 2017

We've added new review statuses to help you track your book's status after you submit.

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June 13, 2017

The new version of Transporter contains new IP addresses and updated system requirements.

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June 13, 2017

With each book you deliver, you have 250 free promo codes you can distribute.

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June 13, 2017

Avoid delays to your book's approval by removing placeholder text and images from the book file.

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June 13, 2017

We've renamed "Top Content" to "Sales" and published a fiscal calendar correction.

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June 13, 2017

You can now use BISAC Subject Headings, 2016 Edition in iTunes Producer and iTunes Connect.

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April 12, 2017

We've made updates to our FAQs, introduced a new subject category, and have reminders on how to manage your books on iBooks.

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April 12, 2017

You can give readers a sneak peek of your book while it is available for pre-order on iBooks.

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April 6, 2017

Starting at 7:00 a.m., some services will be unavailable for up to eight hours.

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December 9, 2016

iBooks StoryTime is bringing the Read Aloud experience to Apple TV, while EPUBCheck and Transporter have new updates and enhancements.

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November 10, 2016

Starting December 6, 2016, the Autoingestion tool will no longer be available. Download Reporter, the command-line tool introduced last fall, to automate your report downloads.

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October 27, 2016

To prepare for the winter season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for book deliveries. If you plan on releasing new books on iBooks in December 2016 and January 2017, check the updated delivery deadlines.

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September 21, 2016

With iBooks Author 2.5, we've introduced new interactive EPUB book templates, support for publishing using an Apple ID with two-factor authentication, improved workflows and improvements to performance and stability.

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September 7, 2016

Due to a change of tax laws in New Zealand, a goods and services tax (GST) rate of 15% will be introduced on October 1, 2016 for books purchased on the iBooks Store by New Zealand consumers. Accept the latest books agreement to continue to offer your books in New Zealand past September 30, 2016.

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August 10, 2016

Download your Sales and Trends reports and your Payments and Financial reports using Reporter, a command-line tool introduced last fall. We recommend switching to Reporter, as the Autoingestion tool will no longer be available at the end of November 2016.

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July 1, 2016

We put together some tips on how to make changes to your books using iTunes Producer. Update book metadata, asset files, cover art or screenshots, even after they've been submitted to iBooks.

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June 27, 2016

On June 1, 2016, value-added tax (VAT) rate for electronic books in Greece increased from 23% to 24%. Because publisher proceeds are calculated after deducting VAT, your proceeds for books sold on the Greece iBooks Store will also change accordingly.

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April 14, 2016

The iBooks Store Book Package Specification has been updated to include series identifiers, contributor localizations, and an appendix on content update behavior.

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April 14, 2016

You can now use the 2015 edition of the BISAC Subject Headings to categorize your books on iBooks. To reach the audience you have in mind, choose the most specific primary subject category that best fits your book.

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April 8, 2016

We’re changing the way we process sales data for Asia-Pacific countries to help you get your data sooner. Now, transactions made in the territories listed will be available the next day, as opposed to two days.

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March 30, 2016

Now you can view your sales and proceeds in the currency by which your book was purchased using the new Store Currency filter. Once you’ve chosen the currency, you will only see sales that were made in the selected currency.

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February 25, 2016

The Apple subject category is now available in iTunes Producer 3.1.1, and directly correlates to the genre that displays on iBooks. We’ve also updated the iBooks Asset Guide to now include support for Gaiji Images and more.

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February 25, 2016

Payments and Financial Reports on iTunes Connect has been redesigned to make it easier to view and download your monthly financial data. We’ve consolidated all the data to a single page, and you can now download several financial reports at once.

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February 16, 2016

Read about new features and enhancements available in iTunes Producer 3.1.1 which include multi-provider support, revised interest age ranges, new and updated subject categories, and improved performance.

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December 17, 2015

We’ve put together some tips on making your books accessible, and setting up promotional pricing in advance. Use promotional codes to make your books available to key readers leading up to, and following launch.

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November 18, 2015

Contact the iBooks Publisher Support Team if you have any questions or need support. However, note the changes in availability during and around the listed dates, as well as adjusted deadlines for book deliveries.

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November 11, 2015

You can now use two-step verification or two-factor authentication with your Apple ID on iTunes Connect. Take advantage of these security features to prevent anyone from accessing or using your Apple ID, even if they know your password.

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November 6, 2015

To prepare for the winter season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for book deliveries. If you plan on releasing new books on iBooks in December 2015 and January 2016, check the following delivery deadlines.

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October 5, 2015

iBooks on iOS and Mac has been updated to allow readers to choose a new reading mode called Gray. Additionally, with the latest version of iBooks Author, we have improved the import function for Pages and Microsoft Word documents.

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August 31, 2015

We’ve introduced an additional way to get the link to your book on iBooks. Simply search for your book in My Books on iTunes Connect, and you’ll see the Store Link field in the Summary section. We’ve also put together some instructions for editing pre-order start date and cover art.

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August 26, 2015

We’ve completely redesigned Resources and Help. Now, it’s even easier to find answers to your questions and stay up-to-date. Search for answers across all of our online guides, FAQ, news, and video tutorials.

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