In a recent project, I converted a graphic novel originally destined for print to EPUB and Kindle (MOBI) formats. The author/illustrator reformatted any spreads to work on single pages, and provided me with nearly 300 images, each each of which would be a single page in the ebook. Rather than creating a fixed-layout ebook, I found the more efficient route in terms of was to create a regular reflowable ebook in EPUB format, then after filling out the metadata and adding various code tweaks, converting it to Kindle format using Calibre. Continue reading “Tutorial: Saving Multiple Images to Target File Size for Kindle MOBI”
In mid-July, Apple released the 2.7.1 update for iTunes Producer, the required software for uploading ebooks (and other media) and metadata to the iTunes Store. While I don’t like the fact that they require “a Macintosh with an Intel Core processor, at least 512 MB RAM, and Mac OS X v10.6 or later installed,” as I do most of my development on a relatively less expensive, but comparably powerful Windows machine – and my old MacBook was running an outdated version of OS X – I have grown to enjoy working with iTP and discovering all of its powers and quirks.
The first time I used iTP after updating to version 2.7.1 I was in the process of uploading a valid EPUB file and I encountered the following error:
ERROR ITMS-5077: "The currency attribute is required for suggested retail/physical list price." at Book/Offer (MZItmspOfferPackage)
So, there is evidently something wrong with the way I’ve entered my pricing data. Or is there?
As you can see, everything Continue reading “iTunes Producer Error Solution: Physical List Price Tags”