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Anyone self-pub in iBookstore directly?

MJA Ware

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I've been pending for about a month. -No reply yet.
 

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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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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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