Apple is demanding and inflexible!

IceBurgers went from “pending review” to “approved for sale” two days ago!

So why don’t you own it yet?

Apple decided that now would be a good time to make me prove I really have a company. All I have to do is fax them my articles of incorporation.

Who uses fax machines?!?

My lawyer’s office holds all that paperwork for safe-keeping, so I have to pay a huge fee to get that information liberated and into Apple’s hands.

My lawyer’s office address doesn’t match my business address so Apple has grounds to reject the fax even when they do receive it.

Apple also wants my tax information. For an American, you just log into the interface, tick off a checkbox, and hit the “I accept” button. As a Canadian, I need to fill out a form and snail-mail it to them.

This form must be sent after the fax is approved.

I’m moving, so by the time my fax gets approved and my snail-mail form gets delivered, my address will have changed, giving Apple cause to reject the snail-mail form.

I’m leaving for GDC tomorrow.

Did I mention I’m moving?

It’s been a stressful week, to say the least.

Why can’t they just let me sell the friggin’ game, and not release the money until these hoops are jumped through?

All my marketing is screwed up now: My teaser trailer is now going to be a full month too early; the t-shirts and stickers I ordered for GDC will largely go to waste. Apple is costing me money with their stinginess.

And the worst part is: You can arguably say all of this is my own damn fault, so, hooray. :C

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