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I use iTunes Connect for other content types (such as apps, music, TV shows, or movies). Can I use the same Apple ID for Books?

Yes. Your Apple ID can be added to multiple iTunes Connect accounts. This allows you to sign in and switch easily between providers.

Which publisher type should I choose on the Publisher Information page?

Choose Individual if you’re representing yourself or if you’re a sole proprietor. 

Choose Organization if you’re registered as a company or organization.

Should I enter my own name or my company’s name as the legal entity name?

The name you enter must match the name associated with your U.S. Tax ID.

Can I use a pen name or a Doing Business As (DBA) name as the Seller name on Apple Books?

First, you’ll need to sign up with the legal entity name associated with your U.S. Tax ID and complete your contact, tax, and banking information in Agreements, Tax, and Banking. 

When you’re done, submit a request for a DBA/Pen name. You’ll need to show proof of the desired name (such as a DBA/fictitious business name certificate or license, or IRS tax document).

What is the difference between “Offer Your Books for Free” and “Offer Your Books for Free and Sell Your Books”?

Select “Offer Your Books for Free” if you only want to offer books for free on Apple Books. You can upgrade to a Paid Books agreement later.

Select “Offer Your Books for Free and Sell Your Books” if you want to add the option to sell books on Apple Books. A U.S. Tax ID is required for all companies and individuals who primarily live and work in the U.S.

There was an issue verifying my U.S. Tax ID and legal entity name. What does this mean?

Typically, we’re not able to verify a legal entity name and U.S. Tax ID because:

  • The U.S. Tax ID was not entered correctly. When entering the U.S. Tax ID, do not include dashes (-).
  • The correct U.S. Tax ID type was not selected. Be sure to select the type which corresponds to your number (SSN, ITIN, or EIN)
  • The legal entity name was not entered correctly. The legal entity name on your account must exactly match IRS records.
  • Your Tax ID is not yet included in the IRS database. It can take a few weeks for the IRS to add your Tax ID to their records, if you recently applied for a U.S. Tax ID.

I signed up. What’s next?

Thanks for becoming a publisher with Apple Books! We’re excited to see you getting started. Here are a few tips to help you get to the next step: