General Information

What types of book files does Apple accept?

Books can be submitted as an EPUB file (.epub) or Multi-Touch (.ibooks). Textbooks must be created in iBooks Author and submitted as a .ibooks file.

What is digital rights management (DRM) and what does it cover?

DRM protects your book from illegal copying. It works differently depending on your book’s file type:

  • EPUB files (.epub):  DRM applies to images and book content. The book directory, file structure, audio, and video content are not included.
  • Multi-Touch Book files (.ibooks):  DRM applies all media and book content, but it’s not applied to the book structure, small thumbnails, and media content within an HTML widget.

You can adjust your book's DRM settings in My Books in iTunes Connect. Learn more about DRM settings.

Do I retain all copyrights on my books distributed on Apple Books?

Yes, all copyrights and intellectual property rights will be retained by the original holders of the rights.

Where can I learn more about copyright laws and how they apply to my work?

See the complete list of international copyright office websites.