Did Apple’s iPad Help Amazon Sell More Kindle eBooks?

About six and a half months ago (January 27th, 2010 to be specific), most technology bloggers and analysts chose the casket for the Kindle. The iPad was going to kill the Kindle device and distribution model. iBooks was going to take over as the de-facto eBook marketplace just like iTunes became the world’s biggest music store. Amazon looked like it … Read More

Ravin MohindruDid Apple’s iPad Help Amazon Sell More Kindle eBooks?

Publish your own ebooks with Apple via iBookstore

This is a story that has sort of drifted under the radar for a while. Back in early May Lulu announced that they offer a service to aspirng writers for them to publish their own works via their service, which could then be distributed in the iBookstore. This is a valid way to get into publishing your works. But it was … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPublish your own ebooks with Apple via iBookstore

UK iBookstore Launches

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It was looking for a while as if the European, and UK pickings in Apple’s iBookstore might have been a bit lean. Apple was said to be having some problems getting parters to come into the iBookstore fold. Part of the reason for this was apparently to do with differing regulations for book agencies in the UK particularly. As of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottUK iBookstore Launches

Amazon worried about Apple’s iPad?

Some say that Amazon is worried about the iPad. Amazon was always going to face competition from other e-Book readers. But they perhaps didn’t expect the paradigm shift that has potentially come with the iPad and Apple’s iBook Store. Even so, Amazon has just posted earning results which were higher than Wall Street expected. They did, however, follow them up with far … Read More

Stephen NorthcottAmazon worried about Apple’s iPad?

Free ebooks from Project Gutenberg will work on the iPad

TheiPhoneBlog and 9to5mac reported today that the thousand of free books already available from Project Gutenberg should be able to work on the iPad. The ebooks from Project Gutenberg are DRM (digital rights management) –free so will therefore work on the iPad and any other device for that matter. At the moment Apple are using the ePub fomat for their … Read More

Jane JonesFree ebooks from Project Gutenberg will work on the iPad