Happy Canada Day! Apple opens Canadian iBookstore, Eh!

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats

Today, while all Canadians joyously celebrate Canada Day– a day commemorating the birth of their nation– a specific group of Canadians, iPad owners, are celebrating a different sort of independence– the opening of the Canadian iBookstore.

Before the opening of the iBookstore, many Canadians iPad users were left without the ability to enjoy their new Apple devices to their fullest potential. According to Ipodnn.com, the app for the iBooks have been available in Canada since May, but was limited to downloading public domain works. With the opening of the iBookstore in Canada, Canadian can now buy recently published titles to enjoy on their iPads.

The opening of the store also means that American publishers are making their iBooks available to the Canadian market.  Several publishing companies, including Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins, are planning on offering titles for sale up North.

Happy Canada Day!

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.