BookWatch searched iBookstore for new works by favorite authors

By libertyc
June 6, 2011 // 4 Comments

From the description.  I wonder if there is a similar service for Amazon – as I won’t buy anything from the iBookstore and force myself to read on only Apple products.  For those who don’t mind, though: BookWatch searches the iBookStore® for you and notifies you when there are [...]

Apple’s iBookstore support makes publisher’s “stomach hurt”

By libertyc
March 11, 2011 // 8 Comments

Eolake Stobblehouse has interviewed publisher Adam Engst on the iPad and ereaders.  Here is a snippet: Apple’s iBooks store still has many fewer titles than Amazon’s Kindle store. I think you also said that the process of getting books into iBooks is a hassle… can you explain? Not in [...]

Random House titles not available in iBookstore in Canada

By libertyc
March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Quill & Quire reports: Random House Canada has no immediate plans to follow the U.S.’s lead. Senior vice president, director of marketing and corporate communications Tracey Turriff writes, “Random House of Canada’s digital terms of sale remain unchanged at this time. New commercial [...]

5 reasons Apple’s touch App Store approach is the beginning of the end for iBooks

By Jason Davis
February 2, 2011 // 9 Comments

Further from yesterday’s news, the argy-bargy continues with the Sony Reader iPhone app and Apple. After several posts, updates, claims and counterclaims, tech blogs *Mashable*, Engadget, TechCrunch and others are starting to agree on the nub of the issue. The story so far So, yesterday the [...]

Free iOS developer books available in the iBookstore

By libertyc
December 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

There are six free books available: 1. Cocoal Fundamentals 2. iOS Application Programming 3. Object-Oriented Programming with Objective-C 4. The Objective-C Programming Language 5. iOS Human Interface Guidelines 6. iOS Technology Overview More info at [...]

iBooks updates to v1.2, adds support for illustration, printing, hyphenation

By libertyc
December 16, 2010 // 2 Comments

Apple has come out with a shiny new version of iBooks, which adds a number of important new capabilities. These include the ability to print PDFs and your own annotations via the AirPrint printing system, support for fully-illustrated books, organizing books into Collections (much like you can [...]

Canadian iBookstore approved

By libertyc
December 15, 2010 // 1 Comment

From macnn: The Ministry of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages has granted formal approval to the Canadian iBookstore, opening the door to a flood of new content from Canadian publishers and authors. While the iBookstore has already been operating and offering some — mostly US-based [...]

Picture e-books on the iBookstore, ebooks a Greek isle and ereader covers, all from Shelf Awareness

By libertyc
December 15, 2010 // 5 Comments

Shelf Awareness has some great ebook coverage today.  Blockquotes omitted: The last e-frontier: today Apple is beginning to sell more than 100 illustrated e-books on its iBookstore, according to theNew York Times. The e-titles, some of which are iBookstore exclusives, are children’s books, [...]

Apple wants “new” iBookstore ebooks to have bonus content unavailable in paper

By libertyc
December 10, 2010 // 3 Comments

From Plug Your Book!: Apparently Apple seems to be threatening to withhold from sale e-books in its iBookstore labeled “new” editions unless they have enhanced content not available in an earlier paper editions. Some publishers may be grumbling if they’re forced to buy a new ISBN for the [...]

iTunes Producer down for a month?

By libertyc
November 23, 2010 // 5 Comments

Received the following email from Signe Nichols: Hello Paul, I am a fan of your TeleReads. Thanks for the great info. I was in the apple iTunes Producer which is the program used to upload new and edit existing books for the iBookstore (which I am sure you know) and there was a message in the back [...]

Pirated Japanese ebooks sold by the Apple ibookstore

By libertyc
November 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Manila Bulletin: Unauthorized Chinese versions of popular Japanese novels, including works by best-selling author Haruki Murakami, have been sold as e-books on Apple’s online store, Japanese media have reported. Digital versions of Murakami’s “1Q84” and of crime [...]

View from Down Under: Borders AU slashes ebook prices to bite Apple on market share

By libertyc
November 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Little more than a day since the launch of paid Aussie titles in Apple’s local iBookstore, Borders has hit back with price cuts across their ebook range. Due to the “old publishing” paradigm of geographical restriction, Borders in Australia can’t formally guarantee to beat Amazon’s price [...]

Australian iBookstore finally opens

By libertyc
November 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Australian iBookstore is finally open, five months after the iPad’s release in that country. The store will be offering books by Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins, Hardie Grant, Murdoch Publishers and Wylie. HarperCollins has said that its full ebook catalog of local and international [...]

Nearly 10,000 Smashwords ebooks go live in Australian iBookstore

By libertyc
November 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

This is great news for Smashwords authors and publishers, who now gain access to the fast-growing Australian ebook market. In addition to Australia, Smashwords is an authorized Apple aggregator supplying Apple iBookstores in Canada, France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. Just yesterday I returned [...]

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