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 Apple’s iBooks. This is a good new for authors who are looking for other avenues to sell their [...]

Smashwords delivers titles quicker to the iBookstore

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Smashwords has taken steps to improve delivery to Apple’s iBookstore, the company announced on Sunday. Published e-books have appeared as quickly as the same day when submitted through Smashwords’ distributions network recently. Previously, the items would take several days to show up in the [...]

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 targeting the iBooks platform, with an iPad/iPhone standard edition package for $299, according to an [...]

Apple brings iBooks app to the desktop

By libertyc
June 10, 2013 // 5 Comments

One of the moments that stood out for readers during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference today involved the iBooks app. With Apple’s new OS X Mavericks, readers can purchase books and read them on the app right on their desktop. Some Apple consumers are probably thinking it’s about time. [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
November 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Microsoft Sued Because It Overloaded Tablets With Pre-Installed Apps (Techdirt) What Can Publishers Learn from Indie Rock? (Scholarly Kitchen) Many Core Features Lacking in Nook Windows 8 App (Good E-Reader) Flipboard to Pitch eBooks for the iBookstore (The Digital Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: The [...]

Apple rejects writing lesson for links to Amazon, then for mentioning Amazon

By libertyc
July 28, 2012 // 6 Comments

Fantasy author Holly Lisle (whose books I’ve read and enjoyed) has a series of writing lessons that she sells in e-book form. One of these, “Lesson 6: How to Discover (or Create) Your Story’s Market,” discussed techniques for using Amazon’s software and databases to place stories in [...]

DC Comics releases Batman graphic novel via iBooks

By libertyc
July 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Less than a month after finally coming to Barnes & Noble e-books, DC Comics has just placed its first graphic novel with Apple’s iBooks store. The recent graphic novel Batman: Earth One, a revised retelling of Batman’s origin story, will cost $24.95 in print but $12.99 agency pricing on the [...]

Self-publishing via Apple and Google allows setting international prices individually

By libertyc
June 10, 2012 // 2 Comments

Self-publishing author Henry Melton has a post on his blog looking at the process of self-publishing his e-books internationally through Apple. Amazon and Barnes & Noble are relatively easy to publish through—once the e-book masters are ready, it only takes about an hour and he’s done. But [...]

P.D. James now at iBookstore and others

By Paul Biba
April 26, 2012 // 6 Comments

Got an email from Simon & Schuster that will make my mystery-loving wife very happy.  Nine novels by P.D. James are now available in the iBookstore in a dedicated store.  This includes six Adam Dalglies books, two novels from the Cordelia Gray series and one stand-alone. You can also find [...]

Web Preview of Apple’s iBookstore, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
March 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

If you want to buy anything from iBookstore, you have to do it either via iBooks or iTunes app. But you can actually use your web browser, without the need to switch to any of the Apple’s apps, to find ebooks there. Some time ago I shared tips on how to search iBookstore from a web browser. [...]

Wish list: 5 improvements I'd love to see in the iBookstore, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
January 27, 2012 // 5 Comments

Apple’s recent publishing event raised many complaints about restrictive publishing rules for books created with iBooks Author application. In my opinion people don’t complain about iBooks Author or iBooks 2. The weak part is somewhere else – it’s the iBookstore. I’m sure that if Amazon [...]

Why I Haven't Bought a Single Book in the iBookstore [Opinion] | Ebook Friendly, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
January 20, 2012 // 4 Comments

I’m a big fan of Apple products, and a happy owner of the iPhone and iPad. I was one of a couple of million iPhone users who downloaded Stanza ereading application – and proved that Steve Jobs was wrong saying that “people stop reading”. In view of today’s event, where Apple is going to [...]

Apple’s iTunes Connect publishing platform closes for the holidays

By libertyc
December 23, 2011 // 3 Comments

One of the benefits of electronic media is that e-book stores are never closed for the holidays—at least for purchasers. But in some cases, for publishers, it’s another story. EbookNewser reports Apple’s iBookstore team sent an email to iBookstore sellers letting them know that the iTunes [...]

Apple iBookstore live in Ireland, by Eoin Purcell

By libertyc
September 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Irish consumers can now purchase ebooks through Apple’s iBooks reading application. Irish readers can purchase Maeve Binchy (one of three features Bestselling Irish Authors) ebooks for as little as €1.99. Apple’s Irish customers can buy in Euro and directly through iBooks/iTunes Ireland [...]

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