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Whether you’re writing for business or pleasure, if you sell ebooks, you should be taking advantage of the iBooks marketplace by Apple. This guide offers 10 tips for successful publishing on iBooks.

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  • Reference: http://calibre-ebook.com
  • Reference: http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/
  • Reference: http://www.apple.com/itunes/content-providers/book-faq.html and http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=97860,00.html
  • Reference: https://itunesconnect.apple.com/WebObjects/iTunesConnect.woa/wa/displayAggregators?ccTypeId=13
  • Reference: http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/us/secureapp.asp
  • Reference: https://discussions.apple.com/community/mac_app_store/ibooks_author
  • iBook Publishing

    1. 1. Top 10 Tips forPublishing on iBooks PRESENTED BY GRASPITMARKETING.COM
    2. 2. iBooks OpportunityiBooks by Apple is a largemarketplace with to shareyour free and for-purchaseebooks.You can earn up to 70% ofyour sales if you work withiBooks directly.
    3. 3. Tip #1: Create a Paid iBooks Account When you first apply to be an iBooks publisher, you will be asked if you want to sell books (paid iBooks) or want to give them away free (free iBooks).Always choose a paid account because you canstill offer free books and you won’t be able tochange your account later.
    4. 4. Tip#2: Give Away Free EbooksWith a Paid account, youcan still give away freeebooks.Free ebooks are a great wayto demonstrate yourexpertise, grow yourbusiness and to promoteyour books for sale.
    5. 5. Tip #3: Tailor to the Category Instead of creating content and then adding it to iBooks, do your homework first. If you want to appear in the top of a particularly category, tailor your content to be a top seller there.
    6. 6. Tip #4: Get Familiar with EPUBA popular format for publishing to iBooks is EPUB.You can download free software to convert to EPUBat calibre-ebook.com.
    7. 7. Tip #5: Create Multi-Touch Books With the power of Apple technology, you can create beautiful multi-touch interactive books. You can download the “iBooks Author” app for free in the Mac App Store.
    8. 8. Tip #6: A U.S. Tax ID is RequiredTo sell directly with iBooks,you need a U.S. Tax ID,even if you do not live inthe U.S.
    9. 9. Tip #7: Consider a 3rd Party Aggregator If you don’t have a Mac, can’t apply for a U.S. tax ID or want to eliminate some of the hassle of submitting to iBooks, you can choose an approved 3rd party aggregator like Lulu.com, Smashwords and more.
    10. 10. Tip #8: Get an ISBNAn ISBN is a uniquenumber that allowspublishers and distributorsto look up your book.It is required for selling inthe iBooks store.
    11. 11. Tip #9: Professional Cover Image Always put your best foot forward and have a professional cover made. The recommended size is 1024 x 768 pixels.
    12. 12. Tip #10: Join the iBooks Author CommunityiBooks has a very activecommunity where youcan ask questions, getsupport and share ideas.Use it to make the mostout of your iBookspublishing experience.
    13. 13. Are You Ready to Be a Kindle Publisher?For more marketing help and advice, visitus http://graspitmarketing.comOr Follow us on athttp://twitter.com/graspitmktg