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Topic: iBooks

Google nearly ready to challenge Apple, Amazon with e-bookstore

12/01/2010, 01:12 am

Google Editions, the search giant's entry into the e-book market, is in the "final stages," and is set to debut by the end of the year, posing a threat to Apple's new iBookstore, according to a new report.


Amazon offers 70-30 revenue share to magazine and newspaper publishers

11/09/2010, 02:11 am

Online retail giant Amazon announced Monday that it will begin offering magazine and newspaper publishers the same 70-30 revenue split as Apple's App Store for periodicals sold through the Kindle Store, possibly opening up an opportunity for Apple to open its own digital newspaper store.


Amazon mocks iPad's glossy screen in new Kindle ad

09/14/2010, 02:09 am

A new ad from Amazon pokes fun at the outdoor viewing capabilities of devices like the iPad while highlighting the low price of the third-generation Kindle.


E-book contracts from Apple, Amazon spur anticompetitive inquiry

08/02/2010, 03:08 pm

A new review of e-book contracts between publishers and content providers like Apple and Amazon aims to determine whether the deals are anticompetitive.


Apple leverages iTunes account data to create targeted iAds

07/06/2010, 11:07 am

Apple's iAds for its iOS mobile operating system could have an advantage over competing advertising networks in creating targeted ads, due to extensive data found in users' iTunes, App Store and iBooks purchases.


Apple releases iBooks 1.1 with PDF support for iPhone, iPad

06/21/2010, 03:06 pm

Soon after iOS 4 was released to iPhone and iPod touch users on Monday, Apple also made its iBooks application for reading and purchasing e-books available for device owners for free via the App Store.


Inside Apple's new MobileMe web and iOS apps

06/18/2010, 03:06 pm

Apple's refresh of its MobileMe services brings both a cleaner new iPad inspired web interface for browser-based access and a more optimized app experience for mobile iOS devices.


Apple grabs 22% share of eBook market, announces PDF support for iBooks

06/07/2010, 01:06 pm

Apple said Monday that its new iPad device helped the company garner a 22% share of the eBook market in just over two months, selling more than 5 million digital books to early adopters. An update to the device's iBook software will soon build on that success with support for PDF, bookmarking, and more.


Apple shipping iPad preorders, opens international App Store, iBookstore

05/21/2010, 11:05 am

A week before the iPad arrives in nine new countries, Apple has begun shipping some international preorders, and has also opened overseas versions of the iPad App Store and iBookstore.


iPad has 91% consumer satisfaction, demand greater than pre-launch

05/20/2010, 11:05 am

A pair of new surveys from ChangeWave show that demand for the iPad has grown since the device hit the market in early April, while 91 percent of those who already bought one are satisfied with their purchase.


Google to take on Apple, Amazon in e-book sales this summer

05/04/2010, 04:05 pm

Google plans to begin selling e-books in late June or July, getting into the digital business Apple recently entered with the iPad and its own iBookstore.


Apple announces iPad sales top 1 million in less than a month

05/03/2010, 08:05 am

Apple's new iPad reached one million sales last Friday, the day the iPad 3G launched, and just 28 days after the hardware was introduced on April 3.


Oprah gushes over 'amazing' new Apple iPad

04/27/2010, 11:04 am

Television personality Oprah Winfrey, who in the past boosted sales of the Amazon Kindle by praising it on her program, recently declared herself a fan of Apple's iPad for an audience of millions to see.


Twitter users' biggest complaint with iPad: it can't replace an iPhone

04/06/2010, 08:04 am

Twitter users reacting to Apple's iPad after it launched on Saturday were overwhelmingly happy with the new device, with the biggest complaint being that the device can't replace their iPhone, a new survey of the social networking Web site found.


Apple releases iBooks for iPad on App Store

04/02/2010, 08:04 am

Apple's iBooks application, which includes the iBookstore for purchasing new titles to read on the iPad, is now available for download in the App Store through iTunes.


Apple offers guided tours of iPad software with new videos

03/29/2010, 03:03 pm

In-depth video demonstrations of the iPad software including Safari browser, iBooks, Keynote, Pages and Numbers have been posted on Apple's Web site days before the hardware will be available for consumers to purchase.


Apple's iPad iBookstore offers low-cost e-book self publishing

03/29/2010, 11:03 am

Self-publishing authors will be able to offer their titles on Apple's iBookstore for the iPad at almost no cost, potentially breaking down the barriers for independent writers who want to sell their work across the globe.


Price concerns keep Random House content from Apple iPad

03/24/2010, 11:03 am

The largest book publisher in the world may not offer its content for the iBookstore on Apple's iPad when the device launches April 3, as Random House is reportedly concerned over the effects of e-book prices.


One-third of Apple iPad buyers plan to read books, newspapers

03/23/2010, 11:03 am

More than a third of those eyeing Apple's forthcoming iPad will read books, newspapers and magazines on the touchscreen device, a new study has found.


Amazon reveals all-new Kindle e-book app for Apple iPad

03/22/2010, 08:03 am

In addition to their own respective e-ink hardware devices, booksellers Amazon and Barnes & Noble will also release their own separate digital bookstores for Apple's iPad and other touchscreen tablet devices.