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Web Preview of Apple’s iBookstore, by Piotr Kowalczyk
March 26, 2012 | 9:16 am

If you want to buy anything from iBookstore, you have to do it either via iBooks or iTunes app. But you can actually use your web browser, without the need to switch to any of the Apple’s apps, to find ebooks there. Some time ago I shared tips on how to search iBookstore from a web browser. It’s basically about using a relevant search phrase in Google. The other way is to go to a special subpage of Apple’s site, called iTunes Preview – Books. It’s hard to call it a store – it’s rather a technical directory of links, a sitemap. Luckily,...

Wish list: 5 improvements I’d love to see in the iBookstore, by Piotr Kowalczyk
January 27, 2012 | 10:13 am

Ibooks logo Apple’s recent publishing event raised many complaints about restrictive publishing rules for books created with iBooks Author application. In my opinion people don’t complain about iBooks Author or iBooks 2. The weak part is somewhere else – it’s the iBookstore. I’m sure that if Amazon launched something similar to iBooks Author, not that many people would have complained about that. Kindle Store is closed (though not as closed as iBookstore), but it’s the largest and most advanced ereading ecosystem, available to users of the largest possible number of devices. For now on, the iBookstore is the average store with overpriced books and...

Why I Haven’t Bought a Single Book in the iBookstore [Opinion] | Ebook Friendly, by Piotr Kowalczyk
January 20, 2012 | 9:02 am

Bunny munro 225x300 I’m a big fan of Apple products, and a happy owner of the iPhone and iPad. I was one of a couple of million iPhone users who downloaded Stanza ereading application – and proved that Steve Jobs was wrong saying that “people stop reading”. In view of today’s event, where Apple is going to declare their commitment to digital publishing, I realized I’ve never ever bought a single book in the iBookstore. To clarify: I didn’t spend a dollar in the iBookstore, but I bought lots of books to my iOS devices, both as book apps in the AppStore or to other...

Apple’s iTunes Connect publishing platform closes for the holidays
December 23, 2011 | 5:15 pm

One of the benefits of electronic media is that e-book stores are never closed for the holidays—at least for purchasers. But in some cases, for publishers, it’s another story. EbookNewser reports Apple’s iBookstore team sent an email to iBookstore sellers letting them know that the iTunes Connect app and e-book publishing platform is down from now until Thursday, December 29th for the holidays. It will not be taking any new updates during this time, and scheduled releases and pricing changes will be delayed. The iBookstore team wrote in an email to iTunes Connect users: “ We...

Apple iBookstore live in Ireland, by Eoin Purcell
September 30, 2011 | 9:36 am

Bestselling 300x169 Irish consumers can now purchase ebooks through Apple’s iBooks reading application. Irish readers can purchase Maeve Binchy (one of three features Bestselling Irish Authors) ebooks for as little as €1.99. Apple’s Irish customers can buy in Euro and directly through iBooks/iTunes Ireland rather than being forced to use the US store unlike the Amazon Kindle offering. Until this launch visitors to the Irish iBookstore were offered only public domain books or books that Apple had chosen to make available for free. As well as launching their iBookstore business in Ireland, the tech company yesterday brought 25 other countries around...

BookWatch searched iBookstore for new works by favorite authors
June 6, 2011 | 9:21 am

989967 From the description.  I wonder if there is a similar service for Amazon - as I won't buy anything from the iBookstore and force myself to read on only Apple products.  For those who don't mind, though: BookWatch searches the iBookStore® for you and notifies you when there are new book releases from your favorite authors. iAd Supported Version To get started, just tap the add button on the top left and start typing the author's name. Adding authors is a breeze with author suggestions. BookWatch then downloads the authors entire catalog and shows you the latest book release. After you've...

Apple’s iBookstore support makes publisher’s “stomach hurt”
March 11, 2011 | 11:00 am

Index Eolake Stobblehouse has interviewed publisher Adam Engst on the iPad and ereaders.  Here is a snippet: Apple's iBooks store still has many fewer titles than Amazon's Kindle store. I think you also said that the process of getting books into iBooks is a hassle… can you explain? Not in a family publication. Seriously, I can't say that working with Amazon has ever been easy for publishers (and we haven't done much with it), but working with the iBookstore has been the most amazingly horrible, opaque, and frustrating experience I've had. Apple's software is...

Random House titles not available in iBookstore in Canada
March 3, 2011 | 11:44 am

IndexQuill & Quire reports: Random House Canada has no immediate plans to follow the U.S.’s lead. Senior vice president, director of marketing and corporate communications Tracey Turriff writes, “Random House of Canada’s digital terms of sale remain unchanged at this time. New commercial models in the fast changing eBook environment are constantly under review. We continue to evaluate our options and talk to all etailers as it is our mission to ensure that our authors’ books are available on all platforms to all potential customers. Our strategy is constantly evolving in the best interests both of our authors and consumers.”...

iBooks updated
February 9, 2011 | 5:06 pm

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5 reasons Apple’s touch App Store approach is the beginning of the end for iBooks
February 2, 2011 | 11:27 am

Further from yesterday’s news, the argy-bargy continues with the Sony Reader iPhone app and Apple. After several posts, updates, claims and counterclaims, tech blogs *Mashable*, Engadget, TechCrunch and others are starting to agree on the nub of the issue. The story so far So, yesterday the news broke that Sony’s apps had been rejected by the Apple app store. The reason has evolved slightly, but the upshot seems to be hidden in the App Store fine print… Section 11.2 reads: Apps utilizing a system other than the In App Purchase API (IAP) to purchase content, functionality, or services in an app will be rejected. So, depending on how you read it...

Free iOS developer books available in the iBookstore
December 20, 2010 | 10:13 am

images.jpegThere are six free books available: 1. Cocoal Fundamentals 2. iOS Application Programming 3. Object-Oriented Programming with Objective-C 4. The Objective-C Programming Language 5. iOS Human Interface Guidelines 6. iOS Technology Overview More info at Mediobistro....

iBooks updates to v1.2, adds support for illustration, printing, hyphenation
December 16, 2010 | 4:45 am

009Apple has come out with a shiny new version of iBooks, which adds a number of important new capabilities. These include the ability to print PDFs and your own annotations via the AirPrint printing system, support for fully-illustrated books, organizing books into Collections (much like you can organize apps into folders in OS 4, I guess), and also hyphenating text (on OS 4.2 or later). As the above screenshot shows, the hyphenation really looks good, cutting down on rivers quite significantly even in facing-pages mode. I might just have to start reading fully-justified. The new version also...

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