08/09/2011, 09:08 pm
Apple and five of the six largest publishing houses have been sued in a class action suit accusing them of illegal price fixing via the agency model, while a new survey shows e-book sales have risen by more than 1000 percent over the past two years.
07/06/2011, 05:07 pm
Apple's ubiquitous iTunes Store and its associated services are forecast to generate a staggering $13 billion in revenues during the company's fiscal 2013, growing at an expected rate of nearly 40% over the next three years as publishers trend towards its iBook format.
06/15/2011, 08:06 pm
A New York publisher is suing Apple for trademark infringement over the use of the term "iBooks."
06/07/2011, 04:06 pm
Apple on Tuesday released iBooks 1.3, an update for its iOS-based e-reading software, adding a new read-aloud feature that uses a real narrator to read some children's books.
05/18/2011, 02:05 pm
Apple's online store went temporarily offline Wednesday, only to return with a a more visible return policy. Also, contrary to an earlier report, Apple will not be exhibiting at the BookExpo America conference, but will be holding private meetings.
05/17/2011, 04:05 pm
Apple is making an uncharacteristic appearance at a publishing industry conference to promote its iBookstore as a significant player among digital books.
03/02/2011, 01:03 pm
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs surprised the crowd Wednesday by taking the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, just weeks after he left his daily duties for health reasons.
03/02/2011, 10:03 am
Days after publisher Random House announced it would adopt the agency model for e-book sales, content from the world's largest consumer trade publisher -- including "The Da Vinci Code" -- began appearing on Apple's iBookstore.
02/28/2011, 07:02 pm
Random House, the world's largest book publisher and most high profile holdout from Apple's eBook digital download, could soon bring its catalog of top selling novels to the electronics maker's iOS ecosystem.
02/15/2011, 10:02 am
Apple has taken a new approach in its battle with users who hack iOS-powered devices like the iPhone and iPad, blocking "jailbreakers" from accessing content in its iBooks e-reader application.
02/01/2011, 02:02 am
Apple has tightened restrictions on its iOS App Store by requiring all in-app purchases to go through it, resulting in the rejection of an eBookstore application from Sony, a new report claims.
01/15/2011, 08:01 pm
Recent rumors have suggested Apple will give the second generation iPad a much higher resolution screen, although short of the ppi density of the Retina Display of iPhone 4. New graphics discovered within Apple's iBook app suggest this is true.
12/28/2010, 09:12 am
Amazon this week said the latest version of its Kindle e-reader has been its best-selling ever, while "many" buyers also own a touchscreen tablet like Apple's iPad.
12/15/2010, 01:12 pm
Apple on Wednesday updated its iBooks application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, adding the ability to place titles into collections, and send documents to AirPrint-compatible printers.
12/06/2010, 12:12 pm
Google on Monday announced its entrance into the e-book market -- and competition with Apple's iBooks -- with the search giant's "Google ebookstore," for iOS and Android devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.