How to publish on iTunes. Step 2 – install iTunes Producer

Dan KempProTips, Publishing

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”intro-text”]As part of our guide on publishing on the iBooks Store, this post goes through the process of downloading and installing iTunes Producer on your Mac.[/cs_text][x_image type=”thumbnail” src=”” alt=”iTunes Connect screenshot (as taken Sept 2015)” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text class=”main-text”][x_icon type=”angle-left”] Step 1: Create an iTunes Connect account
[x_icon type=”angle-right”] Step 3: Add your book to iTunes Producer

iTunes Producer is the only way to prepare your book if you want to sell it on the iBookstore. It will allow you to package up your book for submission, edit the book details and upload cover art.

Downloading and installing iTunes Producer

  1. Log in to iTunes Connect.
  2. You’ll be presented with the iTunes Connect dashboard.
  3. Click on the icon for ‘Resources and Help’.
  4. Click on menu option no. 5 – ‘Submit your book’.
    iTunes Producer download linkYou’ll need a Mac with OS X v10.10 or later, at least 20 GB of available hard disk space, and a broadband Internet connection with an upload speed of 1 Mbps or faster. The download file is 396 MB.
  5. Click on the iTunes Producer download link and then accept the Software License Agreement once downloaded.
  6. You’ll need to put your Apple ID and password in to connect iTunes Producer with your iTunes Connect account.
  7. You’re finished!

Screenshot from iTunes Producer 3.0

Screenshot from iTunes Producer 3.0


12 Comments on “How to publish on iTunes. Step 2 – install iTunes Producer”

  1. Thanks for this incredibly informative tutorial, the pictures really helped alot, otherwise it’s all jargon to me!

  2. So how do you do this if you have a Windows system?

    Oh wait, you can’t! That shuts out 85% of potential content providers because Apple is so insular and refuses to release a Windows platform version of the Producer app.

    If they would at least release one for iOS it would be better, but then, there’s no real easy way to get content onto an iPad anyway, so it’s a mute point.

  3. Buy a Mac and throw away your Windows machine then.
    If you want to play in the Apple sandbox doesn’t it make sense to own an Apple product??

  4. This tutorial series of yours is SUPER helpful! Don’t know why Apple doesn’t have something similar but yours is great!

  5. Hi Dan,

    I am wondering if you ever find problems to connect to iTunes Producer.
    I used the same ID and password for iTunes Connect to no avail.
    Several tries over two days.


    1. Hi Pierre. I don’t use iTunes Producer that often. I’ve tried to connect today and had no problems. If you keep having problems, I would try resetting your password. Otherwise, best to contact Apple.

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