Publish Your eBook in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season!

BookBaby Holiday Deadlines

Want to get your eBook into Amazon and iBookstore in time for the holiday shopping rush? Here are some general guidelines to ensure your eBook is available for sale by early December, 2012:

Basic Package:

Submit your ePub file and check out by Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

Standard Package:

(Includes eBook conversion)—Submit your .doc, .pdf, or other electronic file and check out by Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

Premium Package:

(includes eBook conversion and ePub proofs)—Submit your .doc, .pdf or other electronic file and check out by Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.

Important: By following this schedule, your eBook should be available for sale at Amazon and iBookstore by early December, 2012. Other stores’ timelines will vary and often take additional time.These suggested timelines are guidelines only. Your eBook may be up for sale faster than times quoted. Standard and Premium timelines assume a simple file conversion to ePub and .mobi. If your book requires more complex conversions (photographs, illustrations, etc.) your eBook production will take longer than quoted above.

Publish your eBook for Kindle and iPad in time for the holidays!

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Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."


  1. I was investigating Amazon to self publish my several manuscripts. I am new to your site. I was very interested but now are on hold with a question: In the publishing business where accuracy is so critical, how can a company as sophisticated as Amazon have “2012” deadlines for the holidays?


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