Here’s an interesting story, Apple Reveals New Service for Authors to Sell Their Books Directly in the iBookstore | Mac|Life which reports:
“Apple sent us an e-mail today with details on how someone could sign up to sell their own books in the iBookstore. Their books would have to adhere to these criteria: each one would need to have a 13-digit ISBN, be in ePub format, validate against epubcheck 1.0.5, and contain no unmanifested files. If you are not familiar with any of these Apple suggests working with their aggregation partners.
This is an intriguing opportunity. If you’re reasonably techy it will be an option for you.
However, I think that most self-publishers will still want to work with an intermediary company to take some of the hassle out of the tech involved. Companies like Smashwords take the angst out of getting your ebooks online.
Are you contemplating getting your books into the iBookstore? Please share your strategy (whether you’re going it alone, or not) in the comments.
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