Don’t Submit An App Or An iBook Over The Next Week

This week and next are a great time for downloading and reading eBooks, but its not a good time to upload content to iTunes. iTunes Connect, the platform that lets developers submit apps, is temporarily shut down from now until Thursday, December 29 for the winter holidays.

They won’t be taking any books or updates during this time. There will also be a delay for releases scheduled to appear on the iBookstore for the first time, as well as on pricing changes scheduled through the interval pricing system in iTunes Connect.

The iBookstore team wrote in an email to iTunes Connect users: “ We strongly recommend that you do not schedule pricing changes through the interval pricing system in iTunes Connect that would take effect from December 22 through December 29. Pricing changes scheduled to take effect during this date range will not be reflected in the iBookstore and the book will become unavailable for purchase. We also recommend that you do not schedule any books to go live during the shutdown. Releases scheduled with a sales start date between these dates will not go live until after the shutdown.”