How Long Does It Take for Your eBook to be Available in the eBook Retail Stores?

You’ve finished your book and sent it to BookBaby for distribution. We’ve converted your file into an eBook. Now what?

At this point, most authors are curious about when their eBooks will go live on the major digital retailers’ sites. It’s one of the most common questions we get asked.

Here’s the answer (please note that each retailer operates on a different schedule and can vary, give or take a few days):

Amazon Kindle: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 2-4 business days from when we deliver to them.

Apple iBookstore: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 2-3 weeks from when we deliver to them. (Note: iBookstore is currently taking 4-6 weeks due to increased quality control steps on their end.)

Baker & Taylor: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 2-3 weeks from when we deliver to them.

Barnes & Noble: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 2-4 weeks from when we deliver to them.

Copia: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 3-4 weeks from when we deliver to them.

eBookPie: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 2-3 weeks from when we deliver to them.

Gardners: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 3-4 weeks from when we deliver to them.

Kobo: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 2-3 weeks from when we deliver to them.

Sony: Your eBook will be up for sale in approximately 3-4 weeks from when we deliver to them.

Still have questions about your eBook? Feel free to contact us here.

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