Börsenverein Welcomes iPad, txtr Readies App

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

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.

About the Author

Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.