Apple is Up to Something Publishers May Not Like

In Guest Contributors by Edward Nawotka

Editorial by Edward Nawotka Earlier on Publishing Perspectives (“CES is not a Book Fair and Steve Jobs is no Joe Gutenberg“) I warned that the launch of Apple’s internet tablet would “likely be a revolution in computing, not a revolution in reading.” I take that back: iPad isn’t even a revolution in computing, it’s merely an incremental upgrade. That said, …

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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 …

Apple Has Built the Tablet, But Will Consumers Buy?

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The moment we’ve all been anticipating is finally here…almost. The Apple tablet has been the talk of the town for months, and we will finally get a look at the “unicorn” device at the unveiling on January 26. According to the Wall Street Journal, “analysts currently believe” the device will cost around $1,000 (Apple has not commented …