Ocean Views eBook
April 19, 2012
The Ocean Views eBook can be downloaded directly from here.
It seems to be stalled stubbornly under review, so may not be available through the iTunes book store. Once you have the download completed, drag the file onto iTunes, then sync your iPad. If you are viewing this post from an iPad, it will download directly.
The objection—repeated boilerplate—from review staff is that:
“Books must be of sufficient length or functionality. We encourage you to review your book concept and evaluate whether you can incorporate functionality, content, or both to enhance the user experience.”
Should any of you choose to download and look through this eBook, I would appreciate any feedback on what I could do to meet the guidelines.
UPDATE April 20 7 pm. As CaptnKrunch pointed out in the Apple discussion forums, the book was displaying basically nothing when the iPad was turned to portrait mode. The link above goes to the presumably correct version. I have uploaded a corrected version to the iTunes store, and, well, we’ll see in about a week.
Aside from that, the boilerplate error message is quite non-helpful. Kind of like saying, “There’s a crooked blade of grass in that baseball field over there. Do you have a bulldozer?”
Update April 23 10:25 PM Yes, that was the problem. Book should be in the stores any time now.
Update May 8 2012 Thank you for submitting your request to update your content. Your change request has been denied.
Are there no hints? Suggestions? Guidelines?
Update May 24 2012 Alas:
Books must be of sufficient length or functionality. We encourage you to review your book concept and evaluate whether you can incorporate functionality, content, or both to enhance the user experience.
Additionally, books must not be intended for distribution to a limited audience (e.g., an organization or a family). For information on how to distribute your book outside the iBookstore, see the iBooks Author: Publishing and distribution FAQ (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5071).
Use the Dropbox download link.