Nate at The Digital Reader has spent the weekend keeping track of what’s happening to ebook apps available through Apple’s App Store now that their new guidelines are in effect, and today he discovered that Nook Kids’ latest update, released on Friday, removed a link to the Nook ebookstore. In a more extreme case, the Google Books app disappeared entirely last Thursday, with no explanation or info on whether it will return.
Among the big retailers, this leaves the standard Nook app, which hasn’t been updated since last October, and the Amazon Kindle app, which was last updated in April. Both are currently still available on the App Store.
Also see “The expulsions have begun – Google Books gone from iOS” at The Digital Reader.
Update: The Wall Street Journal also announced late Sunday that it would no longer sell content directly through its own app.