Anyone self-pub in iBookstore directly?

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  1. davidhburton
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    I decided to bypass Smashwords and just uploaded mine directly. I was wondering how long it will sit in "pending". Anyone else do this?
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    I've been pending for about a month. -No reply yet.
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    Unfortunately, no. But I've been thinking about it.
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    I would really like to, but from what I've read, you can only submit from an apple computer, and I don't own one yet.
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    I haven't tried it yet because I'm already submitting through Smashwords and have used their ISBN. If I opt out of Smashwords, can I still upload directly and continue to use their ISBN noting them as the publisher?

    Deb
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    Self-published to iBookstore

    Hi, It took about 5 days for my self-published book to be up on iBookstore.

    Now my question is, how do you follow the ranking?

    Marla Heller, The DASH Diet Action Plan
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    Hmmm... my novel ("Firefly Island") was pending for only a few days. I hope they approve your book soon!
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    I went the smashwords route. What are the advantages of bypassing SW? Aside from not sharing royalties?
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    One has to have a US Tax ID to be able to use Apple iBook publishing.
    That sucks. They don't cater for people outside of the US?
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    book link

    David,

    How did you get the link to your book in the iBookstore?
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    I found a how-to on Smashwords that gives you insight on how to come up with the link.
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    Other than having to buy your own ISBN and having a Mac, I've decided to use LuLu. It only took 3 days for 3 of my ePub books to show up on the iBookstore! A few of them took two weeks but those got caught in a LuLu system update cycle - they were on hold while releasing new code.
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    How did you format your book to submit to iBookstore? Did you have to use a book designer or could you just put it into Word for Mac? I'm trying to decide between iBookstore and Amazon KDP for a series of book I have in mind. They are non-fiction and I have published with hardcover publishers previously. This time, I don't anticipate anything but an ebook. I will also use my own cover design and I do have a tax ID number, so no problem. Plus, I do write on an Air, but I don't have 1MB/sec uploads on my DSL connection.

    Any advice from anyone would be appreciated.
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    Just one question. What helped you to make the decision to go with LuLu instead of someone like Smashwords? I'm considering which way to go now.
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    Does anyone have a real good outline of going from Pages to forsale on iBooks?

    Please post URL(s) here or comments to help us with such aspirations.
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    Times 2. That's just what I want to do. Apple publishes a tutorial on their website that is downloadable, but I find that math equations get messed up in the exportation process.
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    There is a guide on iBooks (free I think) called "iPad publishing guide" it may be of use to you.

    The Archangel
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    I used Calibre to convert my html doc.

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