A very interesting thing has occured. We have an Adobe DPS Enterprise Edition account in which we created a single folio edition for. This is a digital version of a photobook we published for a Rabbi in Israel (www.seasonsofthemoon.com). Apple reviewed our app and rejected it and said:
We found that your app is primarily a book and is therefore not appropriate for the App Store, as noted in the App Store Review Guidelines.
Books should be submitted to the iBookstore. To work with Apple on iBookstore distribution, first verify that your content meets the following requirements:
- ISBNs for all titles you intend to distribute
- Is in EPUB format, passing EpubCheck 1.0.5
Visit iBookstore Aggregators for information on working with the iBookstore aggregators.
My question is: If our app was selling more than one book, for instance, 3 or 4 books, would Apple still reject it?
Try and add more overlays and add more interactivity to your App. Use Scrollable frames, MSO's (like Slideshows). When you resubmit the app, cite examples of other apps in App store with same level of interactivity. That will help in Approval process. Use features that that not available in iBooks and inform apple that you have unique features in your app that are not availble through ibooks.
For reference of other similar books, try finding some here : http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishinggallery/all-apps
Bob sorry if this was already addressed somewhere.
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