iBooks

The best e-book app on iPad? Kindle, says one blogger

By Chris Meadows
August 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

For years now, Apple has enforced a click-through requirement on e-book apps on the iPad—they can’t sell the books directly from their app without giving Apple a cut, so they have to send them to [...]

Does Apple Music for Android portend an Android iBooks?

By Chris Meadows
August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Might iBooks come to Android? The obvious answer is something involving porcine aviation, but maybe it just got a little less unlikely. Prompted by a 9to5Mac article about a job posting by Apple [...]

Sweden’s Telegram Studios takes book tech, formats to the limit

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the most interesting publishing houses I encountered while in Sweden was Telegram Studios, which describes itself as “a brand new type of publisher for music, books and apps, powered by [...]

‘iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone’

By David Rothman
July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So what do the TeleRead community’s Mac owners think of this upbeat review, of iBooks Author 2.3, by iMore‘s Serenity Caldwell? Excerpt: Apple has essentially created an ePub 3-compliant [...]

E-books’ spinal deficiency

By Chris Meadows
June 6, 2015 // 5 Comments

On Mad Genius Club today, Cedar Sanderson is talking about formatting paperback book covers. Most of the post isn’t germane to e-books, but she does begin with this provocative tidbit: You know [...]

Morning Links: iBooks to receive new features. Losing control of ereading

By Joanna Cabot
May 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

Librarians: Privacy’s Champions (Boing Boing) Librarians like Alison Macrina (whose work I wrote about here are part of the vanguard of privacy activism in libraries, hosting cryptoparties and [...]

Morning Links: New 2 week return policy on European iBooks. What is Margaret Atwood reading?

By Joanna Cabot
December 30, 2014 // 3 Comments

Europeans Have Two Weeks to Return Apple iBooks (GoodeReader) Apple has quietly amended their return policy for iBooks purchased in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, and many other EU countries. [...]

To gain more e-book marketshare, Apple should make iBooks for Android

By Susan Lulgjuraj
December 22, 2014 // 7 Comments

Can a company give Amazon a run in 2015 when it comes to ebooks? Maybe, but the company with the best footing is Apple. Anecdotally, several authors have mentioned the successes they have had through [...]

Weekend Links: iBooks Author updated. Importance of Pseudonymous activity

By Joanna Cabot
October 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

On the Importance of Pseudonymous Activity (Dear Author) On Saturday, author Kathleen Hale was given a platform on the Guardian, one of the most venerable book outlets in the English speaking world. [...]

Why NOT self-publish exclusively through Amazon?

By Chris Meadows
September 19, 2014 // 19 Comments

I first saw a post by Hugh Howey discussing the potential cost versus befits of going exclusive with Amazon a few days ago. I was thinking of saying something about it, but it kind of takes on added [...]

Smashwords adds daily sales reports

By Susan Lulgjuraj
June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Smashwords is giving more information to self-published authors. The publishing and distribution company announced daily sales reporting for iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, OverDrive and the [...]

iBooks to be included with every iOS 8 device; will the DoJ take notice?

By Chris Meadows
June 5, 2014 // 4 Comments

Apart from all the little features it’s swiping from Android (finally, widgets, custom keyboards, and cross-app sharing APIs!), the new iPhone OS 8 includes one little feature that Mark Coker of [...]

High school freshmen poetry anthology reaches #1 in Apple’s iBook Store

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 9, 2014 // 1 Comment

The prom can be expensive. From dresses and tuxedo rentals to limousines and flowers, high school seniors could spend some serious cash. A group of freshman from Los Gatos High School in California [...]

Outskirts launches a self-publishing platform for iBooks

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

Denver-based Outskirts Press, which claims to be “the fastest-growing full-service book publishing and book marketing firm,” has just launched a self-publishing platform for authors [...]

iBooks for Mac and Vook. Maybe Not Ready For Prime Time?

By libertyc
October 24, 2013 // 15 Comments

A release from Vook crossed my email yesterday. The email was highlighting the new iBooks for Mac and how it was now possible to view embedded video in a book on the desktop, directly from iBooks. [...]

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