Canadian Government Approves Apple iBookstore

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The Canadian government has approved Apple’s iBookstore Canada with some stipulations for the media giant, CBC reported on Tuesday. The iBookstore launched internationally on May 28 of this year, but only select US and public domain works were available to Canadian consumers while the government examined the cultural impact of the iBookstore. The iBookstore was approved after …

Simba Releases Statistics on iPad E-book Reading

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Simba Information estimates that 35% of iPad owners don’t use their iPads for reading e-books. In a press release, Michael Norris, senior trade book analyst at Simba Information said, “The fact that over a million iPad buyers haven’t used the gadget for e-books shows that not all new gadgets equate to a new e-reader.” I don’t think …

ISBNs and E-books: The Ongoing Dilemma

In Guest Contributors, Resources by Guest Contributor

• Should publishers assign a unique ISBN for each e-book format of each title they publish, and what are the implications either way? • There is no consensus of what is the best practice, but one thing is clear: you need to make the decision yourself and not leave it up to someone else. By Erik Christopher ST. CLOUD, MN: …

Self-Publish with Apple, Call Free Using Google, Discover the Internet of Things

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Welcome to our Tech Digest with cool updates from the world of digital innovation. Self-Publish iBooks with Apple iWork Update On Thursday this week, Apple released its iWork update (iWork is basically Apple’s version of Microsoft Office) which includes a new feature in its word-processing program, Pages, that allows users to create ePub files compatible with Apple’s …

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 …

Some European Publishers Embrace iPad, But Adoption Still Slow

In Europe by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Apple may have announced that more than 3 million iPads have been sold worldwide since the US launch in April, but just a few weeks after the international launch of the iPad, it appears that many publishers in Europe are still choosing to exercise caution when it comes to the iBookstore. According to Apple spokesman Adam Howorth, …