*+-Keith Moerer, Director of Apple’s iBookstore, revealed that Apple’s iBookstore is growing at a million users per month and has seen 1 billion downloads.
*+-Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue live chat on Wednesday will focus on the trend toward short reads, newly represented by the Rooster app for iOS.
*+-Bestseller Warren Adler discusses the challenges of converting his 1977 thriller “Trans-Siberian Express” into digital and enhancing it Apple’s iBooks.
*+-UK museums are adapting publishing technology to their needs and using mobile apps to re-invigorate the way visitors explore their spaces.
*+-British multi-platform publisher YUDU is favoring publishing in the robust iBooks platform over stand-alone apps, which entail greater expense and risk.
*+-As punishment for price-fixing, the DOJ is demanding Apple reinstate buy buttons on competitors’ apps. Is the punishment too much, appropriate, or irrelevant?
*+-Apple has been found guilty of colluding to raise ebook prices. Financial ramifications aside, has the judgement damaged publishing’s reputation with consumers?
*+-At the Tokyo International Book Fair the focus finally shifted away from devices to actual ebooks, but hype of their immediately transforming the business was toned down.
*+-The Department of Justice’s trial against Apple for alleged ebook price fixing has had more than a few moments of entertaining linguistic absurdity.
*+-A new survey shows that Amazon’s Kindle is leading Japan’s market for ebook sales, with Apple second, followed by Kinokuniya’s Kinoppy, Sony’s Reader Store and Kobo.