Winter deadlines for publishing ebooks on the new-look Apple Books

The new-look and newly named Apple Books has just set out its winter delivery deadlines for ebook authors and publishers.

If you have an Apple device, then the iOS 12 operating system features Apple Books, which the company claims is ‘a big leap forward’ with enhanced merchandising features that encourage discovery and more editorial space.

The Winter Delivery Schedule covers ebook releases on Apple Books between November 2018 and January 2019. The delivery deadlines if you’re going direct with Apple Books are:

Deliver by:

November 2, 2018

For Release date:

November 16, 2018


Deliver by:

November 9, 2018

For Release date:

November 23, 2018


Deliver by:

November 16, 2018

For Release date:

November 30, 2018


Deliver by:

November 23, 2018

For Release date:

December 7, 2018


Deliver by:

November 30, 2018

For Release date:

December 14, 2018


Deliver by:

December 7, 2018

For Release date:

December 21, 2018


Deliver by:

December 14, 2018

For Release date:

December 28, 2018


Deliver by:

December 21, 2018

For Release date:

January 4, 2019


Books delivered after these deadlines may not be available on the desired release date.

Apple Books says due to the high volume of deliveries and updates during this time of year, it does not recommend making changes between December 21, 2018 and December 28, 2018.

You can, of course, also use an ebook distributor such as Draft2digital or PublishDrive to deliver your ebooks to Apple Books.


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