By now, we hope you’ve had a chance to convert a Blurb book or two into an ebook (or you’ve made one from scratch using our plug-in for Adobe InDesign). If you’re selling your ebook though, you probably want to know how you to sell your book in the iTunes iBookstore. Already, there are over 1600 Blurb ebooks for sale there.
Submitting your ebook to iTunes on your own can be trying, but fortunately Blurb does a lot of the work for you, making sure that your book has the basics to go forward. Here are the steps:
1) Start at “My ebooks” on Blurb by selecting an ebook you’ve already made.
2) Make sure your ebook is already for sale in the Blurb bookstore.
3) Click the iBookstore tab, review the pricing, agree to the Terms and Conditions, and click submit.
4) Wait by your email – Apple will review your book to make sure it complies with their Terms and Conditions. This can take two weeks or more, though some people get decisions much quicker.
Sadly, some books are rejected by Apple. We’ve compiled a list of the top reasons, but some include having mismatched page numbers, using blank pages, and submitting subject matter targeted to a “limited audience” such as books about family vacations, weddings, family histories, or school/organization yearbooks.
Apple takes a 30% commission on your ebook (which comes on top of Blurb’s 20%) – so you’ll do better sending people to the Blurb Bookstore for purchase. But there’s no denying the advantages of having your ebook for sale in one of the web’s biggest ebook stores.