How to Submit Your Site to Apple News Publisher

Apple News Publisher is an all-new app built right into Apple’s new operating system – iOS 9, which makes it easy to distribute interactive and engaging articles on News. Whether you’re a major news organization or an individual blogger you can sign up and submit your site to Apple News Publisher and deliver your content to millions of iOS users.

This new app will replace the current Newsstand, which has caused a lot of grief for both publishers and Apple users. Here’s a complete step-by-step guide on how to register as an Apple News Publisher, set up your News channel and prepare your content.

Introduction about Apple News App:

Especially designed for company’s new operating system, iOS 9, Apple News iOS app is a replica of a very popular Flipboard app, which aggregates news, magazine and blogs into a solo app, changing the way you experience news. The News app also supports an advanced format named “Apple News Format” but no detailed information is yet available about this.

Currently, Apple News is available to iOS 9 users in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Also See: How to Get Apple News on iOS 9 Beta in an unsupported Country/Region

Things To Do Before Submitting Your Site to Apple News Publisher

If you are wondering how to register for Apple News publisher then simply follow these directions. It’s pretty straight forward to add your site to Apple News, but you need to follow their guidelines very carefully to get accepted as quickly as possible.

1. Read Content Guidelines Carefully:

Here are the detailed content guidelines and policies for Apple News. Follow these general guidelines:

  • Make sure all links are functional and check for broken images, audio, and video.
  • Sponsored articles must be marked as such.
  • Don’t include ads in article descriptions, if you’re using short-form RSS.
  • All of your content should be in the same language (for example, don’t publish some articles in Spanish and others in French).

2. Follow Logo Specifications and Guidelines:

For best results in Apple News, follow below mentioned guidelines when creating or submitting your logo.

General:
  • Type-based (textual)
  • PNG
  • Horizontal (all on one line) rather than stacked
  • Cropped the logo to remove extra space (padding is applied automatically)
Color and Transparency of Logo:
  • Full color
  • Transparent background (no fill)
  • Text positioned against color should be transparent
  • Outlined text should be transparent (no color fill)
Logo Size:
  • Minimum Height: 256 px
  • Minimum Width: 256 px
  • Maximum Width: 2560 px
  • Maximum Aspect Ratio: 10:1
  • Maximum File Size: 2MB

NOTE: Leftover transparency will be cropped, so make sure your logo meets the minimum dimensions without transparency.

Elements to Avoid:

The following elements should not be included in your logo:

  • Copyright or trademark symbols.
  • Images.
  • Promotional URLs or texts.
  • White text against transparency.

3. Supported Browsers for Apple News:

A. Apple OS X:

  • Safari 6.0.3 or later
  • Google Chrome 27.0.1 or later

B. Microsoft Windows:

  • Internet Explorer 10 or later
  • Google Chrome 27.0.1 or later

How to Submit Your Site to Apple News Publisher

Submitting your site to Apple News will help you to reach out to millions of iOS users (iPhone, iPad & iPod). In this blog post, you will learn how you can submit your site to iOS 9 news app. Follow the below-mentioned few quick, easy steps to submit your website to Apple News App:

Step 1: Open Apple News Publisher portal.

Step 2: Click on Continue button present on the Apple News homepage.

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Step 3: Sign into iCloud using your Apple ID. If you don’t have one, click on Create yours now present at the bottom.

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Step 4: Accept the Terms & Conditions of End User License Agreement for Apple News and click on Submit.

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Step 5: Fill up the Publisher Information form and click on Next.

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Step 6: Again, fill up the details to set up your Apple News channel and click on Submit. (Here you need to provide the information related to your blog or news website.)

Note: You can create as many channels you want if you have more than one blog or website. You can also click on specify territories to make your content available for specific countries. Bu default, all countries are selected. You can use this feature if you don’t want your content to be visible in some particular territories.

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Step 7: Now you need to submit your blog or site RSS feed URL and click on Next. Shortly, Apple will come up with Apple News Format, which might replace RSS feed feature from the submission process.

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Step 8: This is the last step, here you need to add your brand logo (blog or website logo) and click on Next.

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Step 9: You are done. Apple News Publisher team will review your site submission, and this process might take some days. You will receive an email after your submission is successfully accepted.

Step 10: If you own multiple blogs or websites, you can add them by clicking on the top menu bar and then on Create New Channel to add more sites.

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How To Monetize Apple News Content

Monetization of Apple News content is made simple with iAd, Apple’s advertising platform. iAd provides campaign management, targeting and reporting capabilities that help drive your business.

You can keep 100% of the revenue from the ads you sell directly and 70% when iAd sells ads for you. For more information, see Monetizing News Content.

Do share your experience with Apple News Publisher sign-up process? If you have any query, feel free to ask in the comment section below. If you think this blog post may help one of your blogger friends, do share this guide with them.

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