Stay up to date on new features and enhancements to Apple Books.
January 31, 2019
As of February 1, 2019, all payments into bank accounts in New Zealand and Australia will be wire transfers.
March 15, 2018
You can now download one financial report that shows all currencies in which your books are sold.
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.
April 12, 2017
You can give readers a sneak peek of your book while it is available for pre-order on iBooks.
December 9, 2016
iBooks StoryTime is bringing the Read Aloud experience to Apple TV, while EPUBCheck and Transporter have new updates and enhancements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.