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With a US Tax ID, an iTunes Store account, and a credit card, writers can now self publish in the Apple iBookstore–a development that arrived on the heels of the international iPad.

Complete directions for selling eBooks in the iBookstore are located here, but we broke down some of the main requirements in this post.

Formatting-wise, the book must be an ePub file and meet the standards of epubcheck–read more about the test here. Like more traditional publishing offerings, all self published eBooks must have an ISBN in the iBookstore.

In order to upload, you must meet these technical requirements as well: “An Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.5 or later; At least 1 GB RAM; QuickTime 7.0.3 or later. This is so you can encode and deliver content using our dedicated software; At least 10 GB of available hard drive space (more for larger catalogs) is recommended; A broadband internet connection with an upload rate of 128 kbps or faster is recommended.” (Link via TeleRead; diamond iPad via)