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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.