Support for making your books accessible and setting up promotional pricing and codes.

Make Your Books Accessible
Help users with special needs to fully enjoy your book by making it accessible. Here are a few ways to do it:

  • If your book contains images, widgets, or diagrams, include accessibility descriptions for VoiceOver users.
  • If you are creating your book with iBooks Author, use the Inspector to add accessibility text to images, shapes, or widgets. For more detailed information, see iBooks Author: Add an accessibility description to an object.
  • If you are creating your book with a different tool, add the alt attribute to every image. The value should just be what you would have put in the prose if the images were not included, for example:

      <p>The hillside was covered in poppies. <img src="en.lproj/images/page1/flowers.jpeg" alt="The poppies are red, orange, and yellow, and a winding path leads to a house."> A dog was asleep on the porch.</p>
    

For more information, check out the iBooks Asset Guide and our Add alt text to images in an EPUB documentation.

Set Up Promotional Pricing in Advance
Pricing intervals are a great way to plan price promotions, and can be scheduled up to a year in advance.

To schedule a price change for one territory:

  1. Go to My Books on iTunes Connect and choose your book
  2. Click Rights and Pricing
  3. Click on the territory in which you want to change the price
  4. Choose the Price Tier, Price Start Date, and Price End Date
  5. Click Save

To schedule a price change for more than one territory:

  1. Go to My Books on iTunes Connect and choose your book
  2. Click Rights and Pricing
  3. Click Edit Territories and Pricing
  4. Choose the Base Currency, Suggested iBooks Price, Price Start Date, and Price End Date
  5. Click Continue
  6. Review the information and click Confirm

To learn more about managing your book’s pricing, see our iBooks Publisher User Guide.

Agreement Updates
Make sure you’ve agreed to the terms of our latest agreement, so you can take advantage of promotional codes. To check if you have the latest agreement, the iTunes Connect user with the Legal user role can go to Agreements, Tax, and Banking on iTunes Connect. If there’s a blue Accept button, you’re not yet on the latest agreement. The Legal user has to click on Accept and follow the instructions.

Promotional Codes
Promotional codes, also known as promo codes, allow you to give free copies of your book to reviewers, bloggers, or others to build momentum for your book. You can request up to 250 codes per book after it has been reviewed, and they can be redeemed even before the book is on iBooks.

To request promo codes, you have to agree to the terms of our latest agreement. As soon as that’s done, the iTunes Connect user with the Admin, Legal, or Sales role can go to book’s page in My Books on iTunes Connect, and click Promo Codes. Keep in mind that promotional codes expire after four weeks, so on only request as many as you need.

For more information, see our FAQ.

Winter Schedule
If you want to release new books on iBooks in December 2015 and January 2016, check the adjusted delivery deadlines.

If you have questions or need support, you can always reach out to our iBooks Publisher Support team. However, keep in mind that they won’t be available on the below dates, and response times on or around these dates may be delayed:

Support Language Apple Offices Closed
English December 25, 2015 (PST)
January 1, 2016 (PST)
Japanese January 1, 2016 (JST)