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Apple no longer require an ISBN to publish on iBookstore

Published on 18 March 2013 15:32 GMT by KUF OFFICIAL NEWS

In the past, publishing on Apple's iBookstore has required the publisher to purchase an ISBN (International Standard Book Number), something which could add a significant cost. This requirement made Apple's platform less appealing to indie authors than similar offerings such as KDP and sites like Smashwords, who provide multi-channel publishing, were the only real way to avoid the necessity for an ISBN,

In recent changes to their publishing guidelines however, Apple have now made an ISBN a desirable option rather than a mandatory option, so direct publishing on the iBookstore is now viable for anyone publishing on a shoestring.

You can read about the changes in the FAQ here :

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