iBooks Store Aggregators

To distribute your book on iBooks, you can work directly with Apple or use one of the Apple-approved aggregators listed below. Aggregators can format, deliver, and help market your book. They can also help you meet the iBooks Store technical requirements and manage your book's metadata.

If you work with an aggregator to distribute your book on iBooks, Apple's contractual and financial relationship is with the aggregator.

Apple-Approved Aggregators

Name EPUB 3 Creation EPUB 2 Creation Metadata Management Financial Reporting Online Management Tools Self-Published Authors Accepted Word Accepted PDF Accepted EPUBs Accepted
Bookwire (German, English)     Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write       Read-Write
Ingram (English) Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write       Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write
INscribe (English) Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write
Smashwords (English) Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write   Read-Write
BookBaby (English)   Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write Read-Write


Neither Apple nor iTunes makes any guarantees as to the quality of these services.

Information current as of June 18, 2013.