Apple Books Announced Its Holiday Season Delivery Schedule

The winter holiday is probably the busiest time of the year for most industries, self-publishing included.

Apple Books announced the delivery deadlines for this busy period to make sure your book gets published in time. These deadlines also apply to any changes you want to make to your books.

So, if you plan to release a book on Apple Books between November 27, 2023, and January 2, 2024, you should check the following delivery deadlines:

Release Date

Delivery Deadline

November 27, 2023

November 13, 2023

December 11, 2023

November 27, 2023

December 18, 2023

December 4, 2023

December 26, 2023

December 11, 2023

January 2, 2023

December 12, 2023

If you deliver your book after these deadlines, it may not be available on your desired release date.

Another important thing to consider: Apple does not recommend making changes to your books between December 18 and December 26, 2023. They experience a high volume of deliveries and updates during this time of year, so your desired changes might happen slower than you would like them to.

Keep in mind that all deliveries, updates, pricing changes, or clearance changes have to be done by the respective deadlines.