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Topic: iBooks

Publishers skeptical of Apple iPad business model

02/16/2010, 08:02 am

Apple's revenue sharing plan and unwillingness to share consumer information with content providers have proven to be sticking points with the publishers the iPad-maker is attempting to court.

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Apple to offer publishers FairPlay DRM for iPad books - report

02/15/2010, 02:02 pm

Apple's FairPlay digital rights management will be an option for publishers who sell e-books the iBooks application on the forthcoming multi-touch iPad, according to a new report.

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IBM plans Lotus for Apple iPad, e-reader eye strain explored

02/12/2010, 01:02 pm

IBM just released its Lotus software for the iPhone and has now turned its attention to the iPad, while a new article explores the facts and myths of LCD eye strain from reading books on devices like the iPad.

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Amazon may compete with Apple iPad by giving away free Kindles

02/12/2010, 10:02 am

As Amazon's e-book business continues to evolve in the wake of the Apple iPad announcement, a new rumor suggests the company is exploring the possibility of giving a Kindle reader to its best customers.

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Disney executive praises potential of Apple iPad

02/10/2010, 08:02 am

Calling the iPad a "game changer," Walt Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger revealed Tuesday that his company has big plans for Apple's device, including interactive TV, games, applications and comic books.

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iTunes price increases mean slower sales for music labels

02/09/2010, 11:02 am

Since Apple granted music labels the flexibility to set individual song prices between $0.69 and $1.29 on the iTunes Music Store, growth of digital music sales has slowed, one music executive revealed Tuesday.

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Higher Amazon e-book prices expected to coincide with iPad launch

02/08/2010, 08:02 am

Amazon and publisher Macmillan finalized their agreement for higher-priced e-books over the weekend. The deal is expected to serve as a template for other publishers, and the new prices should take effect in March, when Apple's iPad goes on sale.

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Apple's iPad deal gives Hachette pricing leverage against Amazon

02/05/2010, 08:02 am

Joining the other publishers who, after striking content deals for Apple's iPad, have looked to increase standard e-book prices beyond $9.99 will be Hachette Book Group, the company announced this week.

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Amazon acquires touch-screen maker for future Kindle project

02/03/2010, 07:02 pm

Amazon has purchased touch-screen startup Touchco, with plans to incorporate it into the Kindle's hardware division.

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Apple iPad deal pushes another publisher to renegotiate with Amazon

02/03/2010, 09:02 am

Days after Macmillan essentially forced Amazon to accept higher prices for its Kindle e-book titles, Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., said his publishing company HarperCollins is also in talks to increase titles beyond $9.99.

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Amazon concedes, grants $13-$15 e-book prices to Macmillan

02/01/2010, 07:02 am

Days after Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad and implied e-book prices would go up, Amazon gave in to a standoff with book publisher Macmillan, raising prices to between $12.99 and $14.99.

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iPad debut ignites price war between Amazon and publisher Macmillan

01/31/2010, 02:01 pm

Amazon stopped selling print and e-books from publisher Macmillan this weekend over a price dispute, just days after Apple introduced the iPad and its own iBookstore for e-books.

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Amazon has sold 'millions' of Kindles, overall sales increase 42%

01/29/2010, 11:01 am

After Apple unveiled its iPad and iBookstore, Amazon announced its fourth quarter earnings this week, with sales increasing 42 percent and Kindle e-book sales accounting for more than a third of total book sales.

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Steve Jobs: iPad to offer Word support, $10 e-books, 6 days of music

01/29/2010, 10:01 am

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revealed after Wednesday's iPad unveiling that the device will offer "the same" prices on e-books as Amazon's Kindle, the Pages app can export documents in Microsoft Word format, and it will offer nearly 6 days of continuous music playback.

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iPad iBooks app US-only, McGraw-Hill absent from Apple event [u]

01/28/2010, 12:01 pm

In unveiling its new iBook application and iBookstore for the iPad, Apple highlighted a number of publishers with which it has content agreements. But those deals, for now, are U.S.-only, and one glaring omission stood out from the list: McGraw-Hill [updated with comments from the publisher].

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