By Siobhan O’Leary
Though Apple’s iPad may not be available in Europe for months, the Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) has nonetheless released a statement about it, pointing out that they are pleased to see another device on the market that will make the mobile reading of e-books more attractive. The Börsenverein also applauded Apple for selecting the ePub standard for the iBooks app.
Meanwhile, Berlin-based firm txtr, which is in the process of releasing its own reader, has already announced the development of its own e-book app to make as many German-language e-books as possible available for the iPad. According to the Boersenblatt, the app supports the iPad’s scaled-up screen resolution and will provide users with access to millions of e-books, personal documents, as well as the txtr community.