Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:32
Guardian Books and Faber are co-publishing an interactive e-book, Facts are Sacred, the first time Guardian Books has published using Apple’s iBooks Author software.
The e-book (£9.99, 4th April), will benefit from advertising across the Guardian’s platforms as well as editorial coverage in the...
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 08:30
Digital publishing specialists Yudu have partnered with Top That! publishing and its preschool brand, The Froobles, to produce a range of licensed iBooks.
The Froobles iBooks are based on the brand's fruit and vegetable characters. The story and activity books will let children read, draw, colour and sing-along with the stories....
Wed, 24/10/2012 - 09:30
Apple has lived up to expectations by announcing a new iPad Mini, to ship to the UK on 2nd November, priced £269. In the US the device is $329 (£206).
At a live-streamed press conference held at San Jose’s California Theatre in America last night (23rd October), the company’s senior vice president of worldwide...
Mon, 11/06/2012 - 08:12
Smaller publishers are using Apple's iBooks Author application to bring interactive digital books to Apple's iBookstore, confounding expectations that they would be put off by Apple's restrictive terms.
The publishers have been actively encouraged by Apple to develop books using the app so as to showcase the tool and...
Fri, 20/01/2012 - 10:21
Industry figures have given a mixed response to the launch of Apple’s self-publishing and textbook apps, as it emerged that authors will only be able to sell their iBooks through Apple’s iBookstore.
At a New...
Wed, 06/07/2011 - 07:32
La Martinière is the latest French publisher to sign up to sell e-books through Apple’s iBookstore.
About 150 La Martinière and Seuil titles are available so far, with another 300 expected to follow by the end of the summer, said chief executive Hervé de la Martinière. The group prices its e-books at...
Wed, 27/04/2011 - 15:25
Book recommendation website Lovereading.co.uk has added Apple's iBooks to its e-book recommendations section.
As well as pointing readers in the direction of ePub and Kindle formats, Lovereading.co.uk will now feature an 'iBookstore recommends' list of six new titles a month selected by the editorial team at iBooks. The...
Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:45
Apple's latest version of its iBooks app, which allows e-books to have a pictorial layout similar to printed books and supports full page illustrations, has been hailed by one publisher as being "the beginning of a phenomenally exciting phase in picture book publishing".
The new version of the online store means all...
Fri, 17/09/2010 - 09:38
"It doesn't matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don't read any more."
That was Apple c.e.o. Steve Jobs in 2008, opining on Amazon's Kindle, a pronouncement about as accurate as Neville Chamberlain's "peace for our time" speech 70 years earlier. To be fair to Jobs, he was speaking pre-iPad,...
Tue, 08/06/2010 - 08:32
More than five million e-books have been downloaded via Apple's iBookstore since the iPad device launched in the US roughly 10 weeks ago, the manufacturer claims.
Speaking at the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple chief executive Steve Job said: "Five of the six biggest publishers in the US tell us that the share of iBooks is up to...