General Information

I’m ready to submit a new book. How do I start?

First, make you you’ve set up contact, tax, and banking information in Agreements, Tax, and Banking.

Second, download the latest version of iTunes Producer. After you sign in to iTunes Producer, you will see the Template Chooser window. On this window, click the Choose button to create a new book package. Add the metadata and pricing for the book, the book file and then click Submit to submit your book for review.

What is iTunes Producer?

After you create an iTunes Connect account and your contract is in effect, use iTunes Producer to submit new and updated books as well as set up pre-order books on Apple Books. You should sign in to iTunes Producer with the same Apple ID and password used to sign in to your iTunes Connect account. iTunes Producer will check to see if your book file meets delivery requirements that are not covered by EpubCheck. You can also use iTunes Producer to update the book’s metadata, pricing, or add updated assets (such as the cover art and book file) after a book has been submitted. Note iTunes Producer is currently only available to Mac computers.

After you submit a book using iTunes Producer, the details of the book (such as the metadata and pricing) will be available to you in My Books on iTunes Connect.

What are the system requirements for iTunes Producer?

iTunes Producer requires:

  • Mac with OS X 10.10 or later
  • At least 20 GB of available hard disk space
  • A broadband Internet connection with an upload speed of 1 Mbps or faster

I can’t upgrade my Mac to OS X 10.10 or later. Is there an earlier version of iTunes Producer I can use?

If you need to use an earlier version of iTunes Producer, you can download iTunes Producer 3.1.

What Apple ID and password do I use to sign in to iTunes Producer?

To sign in to iTunes Producer, use the same Apple ID and password you use to sign in to iTunes Connect.

However, if your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification or two-factor authentication, you will need to generate an app-specific password to sign in to iTunes Producer. Be sure to record this app-specific password so you know which password to use to sign in to iTunes Producer.

After you generated an app-specific password, sign in to iTunes Producer with the same Apple ID as iTunes Connect and enter this app-specific password into the password field.

What does the error to sign in with an app-specific password in iTunes Producer mean?

App-specific passwords are required if your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification or two-factor authentication. If you have two-step verification enabled, you may see these two notifications:

Please sign in with an app-specific password. You can create one at appleid.apple.com.

  • Your Apple ID is enabled for two-step verification, and you'll need to generate an app-specific password at appleid.apple.com. After you set that password, you'll have to use it whenever you sign in to iTunes Producer.

Sign in with the app-specific password you generated. If you forgot the app-specific password or need to create a new one, go to appleid.apple.com.

  • Your Apple ID is enabled for two-step verification and you've already generated an app-specific password for iTunes Producer. Use that password to sign in to iTunes Producer. If you forgot the password, generate a new app-specific password at appleid.apple.com.

I already use iTunes Producer to upload music to iTunes. Can I use iTunes Producer to submit books as well?

Yes, you can use the same iTunes Producer app to submit books. Note if you have a different Apple ID for your iTunes Connect for books, you’ll need to sign in with that Apple ID to submit books using iTunes Producer. If you do not yet have an iTunes Connect account for books, sign up here.