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Apple iWork VP Roger Rosner involved in new iBooks textbook effort

01/17/2012, 07:01 pm

Apple's new digital textbooks initiative, scheduled for announcement at its education event this week, is reportedly being led by Roger Rosner, the company's vice president overseeing the development of its iWork productivity applications.

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Apple's upcoming textbook event to focus on ebook distribution, not tools

01/17/2012, 03:01 pm

Rumors that Apple would be launching a "GarageBand for ebooks" to enable textbook makers to generate content and "digitally destroy" the textbook publishing market do not appear to be the actual focus of this week's education-oriented Apple media event.

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Apple expected to release tool for interactive textbooks at NYC event on Thursday

01/16/2012, 11:01 pm

As Apple's education-related media event on Thursday approaches, multiple reports are claiming that the company could announce an initiative to help textbook makers produce interactive ebooks for the iPad, with some sources calling the initiative "Garageband for e-books."

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Apple announces education event in New York City next Thursday, Jan. 19

01/11/2012, 12:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday sent out invitations for a special event next week on Jan. 19 in New York City, where it has promised an "education announcement in the Big Apple."

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Apple's NYC event rumored to deliver academic enhancements to iBooks platform

01/03/2012, 01:01 pm

Apple's anticipated media event laster this month in New York City will focus on iTunes U, education and digital textbook publishing, a new rumor claims.

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Apple's January media event in NYC to reportedly focus on iBooks, publishing

01/02/2012, 11:01 pm

As reports have emerged of an Apple media event in New York City later this month, one insider has claimed that the event will feature industry-related announcements for publishers about the iBookstore platform.

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Apple promotes The Beatles with ad, free iBook; Samsung again mocks iPhone users

12/09/2011, 11:12 pm

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the arrival of The Beatles' catalog to iTunes, Apple is promoting the band's music with a new TV ad, while also showcasing a new free "Yellow Submarine" interactive e-book on the iBookstore. Meanwhile, Samsung has released another TV spot mocking iPhone users, this time over music and movie storage.

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Apple adds night reading theme, full screen mode to iBooks

12/07/2011, 12:12 am

Apple on Wednesday issued an update to its iBooks iOS app, adding a night-time reading theme, full-screen layout, new fonts and an improved annotation palette.

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EU investigating Apple for anticompetitive e-book pricing

12/06/2011, 08:12 am

Apple joins five book publishers as the target of a European Union investigation into anticompetitive practices in the e-book market.

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Barnes & Noble to take on Kindle Fire, iPad with new $250 Nook Tablet

11/07/2011, 12:11 pm

Barnes & Noble on Monday unveiled its next-generation Nook Tablet, a new 7-inch touchscreen device with a color screen that's a direct competitor to Amazon's new Kindle Fire.

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Apple launches iTunes Store in all remaining EU countries

09/29/2011, 02:09 am

Apple on Thursday launched the iTunes Store in the 12 European Union countries that had yet to gain access to it, ending an eight year wait for what has become the world's No. 1 music store.

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Apple, publishers sued over e-book pricing as sales jump

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.

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iBooks to boost Apple's iTunes into a $13 billion business by 2013

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.

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Apple sued by publisher over iBooks trademark

06/15/2011, 08:06 pm

A New York publisher is suing Apple for trademark infringement over the use of the term "iBooks."

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Apple releases iBooks 1.3 with new read-aloud feature for children's books

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.

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Apple Store update highlights return policy; Apple not exhibiting at book expo

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.

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Apple to promote iPad ebooks, iBookstore at BookExpo America conference

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.

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Steve Jobs surprises with return to the stage at Apple's iPad 2 event

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.

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Random House books come to Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone

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.

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World's largest book publisher Random House may soon join 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.

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