So, as of today, Apple now allows people to self-publish books on the iPad bookstore. (I can’t bring myself to call them iBooks, though; in my old-school mind, an iBook is the low-budget version of a PowerBook… which no longer exists, I guess, so it’s just needless pedantry.) Anyway, as someone who self-publishes, this development intrigues me! The iPad market is small enough that I’d be lucky to sell a dozen copies at the moment, but it’s hard to imagine this particular media niche — as filled by both iPad and the raft of looming competitors — not becoming fairly important in the fairly near future. Thus it seems to be something I should jump on soon, doesn’t it?
I don’t suppose anyone knows how to go about procuring an ISBN number, or how to convert a PDF to ePub format?