Publish your book with Pages

Publish your book directly to Apple Books from Pages on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or online at iCloud.com.

With Pages, you can create a book, then publish it directly to the store in Apple Books. You can customize your book during the publishing process: add a cover, set your price or offer it for free, add tags to specify age groups or subjects, set up a pre-order, customize availability by date and country, and more. You can also update an already submitted book.

Here's what you need

 For Pages on your Apple device, here’s what you need:

For Pages online at iCloud.com, here's what you need:


Prepare to publish your book

Before you publish your book, check this list to make sure your book is ready to be published.

* A cover image must be in PNG or JPEG format, and must be at least 1400 pixels on its shortest side.


Publish your book

To publish your book, open your document in Pages, provide seller and version information, enter book information, preview and upload your book, then finalize your submission.

Open your document in Pages

  1. Open the Pages document that you want to publish as a book.
  2. On iPad or iPhone, tap More button, then tap Publish to Apple Books.
    On Mac, choose File > Publish to Apple Books.
    Online at iCloud.com, click Tools button, then choose Publish to Apple Books.
  3. Tap or click Continue, then sign in to iTunes Connect. If you've never signed in, on Mac click Create iTunes Connect Account. On an iPad, iPhone, or online at iCloud.com, sign up for an account.
  4. Tap or click Continue. Beyond this step, any changes you make to the Pages document won't appear in the published book. If you need to stop the publishing flow and make changes to the Pages document, just close the publishing window.

Provide seller and version information

Next, choose the seller of the book and the version:

  1. If your iTunes Connect account has more than one seller, tap or click the Seller pop-up menu, then choose a seller. All those listed in your iTunes Connect account appear in the menu—choose any as the seller.
  2. If you’re publishing this book for the first time, select "This is a new book." You can also update a previously submitted book.
  3. Click Continue.

Provide book information

After you provide seller and version information, you can choose a layout type for your book and enter other information about your book. Not every field is required, but many fields can help readers find your book in the Book Store. Here are some tips about the options on this page:

  • If your Pages document is a word-processing document, choose a layout for your book. Choose Reflowable for books that are mostly text. Choose Fixed for image-heavy or multi-column documents.
  • To add a subtitle or a series name, in the Title section click Add button. If you're not using a subtitle or series name, click Remove button to remove the field.
  • To add additional roles such as Editor, Illustrated by, Narrated by, and more, tap or click  Add button in the Author section, click the Author pop-up menu, choose a role, then enter a name.
  • If your book is for minors, set an interest age. Or, tap or click the Interest Age pop-up menu and choose one of the school grade options:
    • To set a minimum grade, set the first option only.
    • To set a maximum grade, set the second option only.
    • To set a grade range, set both options.
    • To set a specific grade, set both options to the same grade.
  • To set up a pre-order, tap or click the Pre-Order pop-up menu, then choose Yes. To upload your book now, click the Upload Book pop-up menu and choose Yes. After you upload your book, you’ll add pricing, territory information, and pre-order details in iTunes Connect.*

When you're ready, click Continue. If errors appear, enter the required information, then click Continue again.

* Your book won’t be available in the Book Store until you add this information in iTunes Connect after uploading your book.

Preview and upload your book

After you enter your book information and click Continue, you can preview the book and sample EPUB files. The preview EPUB files open in the Books app.

If you're publishing from Pages online at iCloud.com, the files download to the default download location on your computer. 

When you’re satisfied with your sample, click Upload.

Finalize your submission

After your book successfully uploads to Apple Books, click Go to iTunes Connect. In iTunes Connect, add pricing and territory information. If you set up a pre-order, add pre-order details. 

While Apple Books reviews your submission, you’ll receive status updates via email. You can also check your book's review status at any time in the My Books section of your iTunes Connect account.


Update a previously submitted book

Open the document and choose Publish to Apple Books. In the Seller screen, choose the update option, then create a new version number for the book. Add "what’s new" text that describes what’s changed in the new version—this will appear with your book in the Book Store.

In the other publishing windows, most information will be pre-filled, though you can change most of the metadata or other options. For example, you can specify a new page range for your sample, add a new category for your book, and more.


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