iTunes booklets are a way to provide a PDF version of the paper booklet you would receive if you bought the album as a CD.
To add a PDF booklet to appear on your release on iTunes, you need to prepare a PDF booklet to the exact specification shown below. Once you have this, go to the release details section and under the artwork tab, at the bottom where it displays 'Upload Booklet' click 'Browse' and select your booklet. Then click 'Apply'.
Digital booklets cannot be attached to a release that has already been delivered to iTunes, nor can an update be sent on booklets.
Please DO NOT set your release to Final until you have attached the booklet and are certain it meets iTunes extremely strict specifications. If they do not meet their specifications iTunes will reject them.
The PDF specifications are:
- PDF format with ".pdf" extension
- Four-page minimum
- All fonts embedded
- 72 dpi minimum
- 11 in x 8.264 in (28 cm x 21 cm)
- RGB colour
- Horizontal presentation
- All images full-bleed (no surrounding white space)
- Page number on all pages excluding page 1
Important: These booklets are expressly designed for the iTunes Store format, and cannot be reproductions of the liner notes with borders to increase their size.
When saving as PDF, make sure the document opens full screen with no negative space surrounding the document.
- File size should be reasonable (8 - 10 MB max). If the digital booklet is many pages, consider using fewer images or optimizing images to achieve a lower overall file size.
- The printer's marks are not allowed.
- You cannot sell or advertise other products or services. No other promotional sites are allowed.
- No links to anything outside of the booklet, except to the artist and/or label website(s).
- No time-sensitive information (for example, a promotion or dates for an upcoming tour or concert).
Note: Since a digital booklet is an 'Album Only' feature customers will only receive the booklet if they purchase the full release.