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Publishing to Apple iBooks

This week I have been investigating publishing with Apple Books. This is now possible even if you don’t have an Apple device, and I have included a link to a very helpful article on this topic in the comments, with some links in it to other related articles.

Apple Books for Authors: Now Open to Everyone

How to Use Pages to Publish on Apple Books

However during this process I discovered that authors based in Australia need to be registered for GST (Goods and Services Tax) in order to be able to sell my books in the Australian iBooks store.

Here in Australia, businesses do not have to be registered for GST unless their turnover exceeds $75,000 per year. And it costs $70 to just register for GST.

After doing a little more research, I learned there are two options.

If you register, Apple will be happy and you’ll have the headache of extra admin and GST reporting and your books will appear on the Australian store.

If you don’t register, Apple may or may not offer your book on the Australian store BUT if they do, the proceeds from all sales will be withheld until you register for GST.

I found another article which explained the plight of Australian authors trying to sell on the Apple iBooks store, explaining the situation in more detail. 

Australian authors, iBooks and GST

I hope this information is helpful for you. For now I will be sticking with sales from my own website, and from Kobo and Google Play Books.

Happy publishing!

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Interior Book Design

A 1- hour webinar about interior book cover design. Not a guide to Ingram’s specifics, and a lot of the info may be familiar to those of you who have already formatted your own book interiors. The info I found most interesting was that about page numbers and having the odd page numbers on the right. Also leaving page numbers off blank pages completely in your book.

https://www.ingramspark.com/spark-complete-education/interior-book-design

I hope that sharing these videos has been helpful to you. I will be sharing much more as I dive into the Ingramspark publishing process with my own titles.

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Enabling Distribution on IngramSpark

The final short video in the learning series on IngramSpark’s website. Now there is only an hour-long webinar on Interior Book Design left and I will be starting to prepare my own books to publish on IngramSpark.

I hope that by sharing these videos with you they have been helpful to you if you too are looking to publish through IngramSpark.

https://www.ingramspark.com/spark-complete-education/enabling-distribution-on-ingramspark