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    Analyst: iPad to beat Kindle's all-time sales in 3 months

    Apple could have the bestselling e-book reader of all time in just three months on the market, according to an estimate from FBR Capital analyst Craig Berger. He believes that talk of hardware-related delays from competing analyst groups were just "false alarms" and that that Apple is purportedly set to ship 5 million iPads just in the first half of 2010. At this rate, the tablet would push past Amazon's unofficial lifetime record of 3 million Kindles in just the three-month span between early April and the end of June.

    From electronista:  Click here to read the rest of the story.


    E-Reader Buyers Coveting iPad Over The Kindle

    E-Reader Buyers Coveting iPad Over The KindleA new poll indicates that Apple's iPad tablet computer is poised to lead the emerging e-book reader market when it launches this month, knocking's Kindle to No. 2.
    A survey of nearly 3,200 consumers by ChangeWave Research finds that 40% of people planning to buy an e-reader in the next 90 days expect to get Apple's (AAPL) iPad. 

    E-Books: After the Hype and Before the iPad

    The e-book hype reached its apex just before the holiday season. Now seems like a good time to take a closer look at the e-book market, especially given that this business is heading for another disruption once Apple's iPad launches.
    According to the latest stats from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), e-book usage is growing fast, but continues to represent a very small part of the publishing industry's bottom line. Currently, only about 2% of American book buyers over 13 are active e-book users.

     From Read Write Web. Click here to read the rest of the story.


    First Look: How Penguin Will Reinvent Books With iPad

    As the race to be be ebook format of choice hots up, Penguin is making some bold, experimental bets. These first-look demos of forthcoming books from iPad’s iBook Store, presented by Penguin Books’ CEO John Makinson in London on Tuesday, give an idea how publishers might approach Apple’s tablet…

    From paidContent:UK. Click here to read the rest of the story.


    Pearson looks to iPad for expansion plans

    Pearson - the publishing and education giant behind Penguin books and the Financial Times - will speed its move away from traditional printing with a new range of applications designed for the Apple iPad. 

    From The Daily Mail. Click here to read the rest of the story.


    Publishers justify $13-$15 e-book prices for Apple iPad

    After the introduction of the iPad gave publishers leverage to raise e-book prices on the Amazon Kindle, a new report states that consumers have "unrealistic expectations" about how low e-book prices should be.
    This week, The New York Times provided a breakdown on the economics of producing a book from the publisher's perspective. It noted that while printing costs go away when a book is reproduced in an electronic format, a number of expenses remain, including royalties and marketing.

    From AppleInsider: Click here to read the rest of the story.


    How Much It Actually Costs to Publish an Ebook vs. a Real Book

    Ebooks negate the most obvious costs of hardcover books: No dead trees, ink, warehouse or shelf storage, so of course they're cheaper. In fact, isn't $12.99 for an ebook just a little bit pricey? Wellll, the NYT breaks it down.

    From Gizmodo. Click here to read the rest of the story.


    Condé Nast Is Preparing iPad Versions of Some of Its Top Magazines

    Condé Nast’s plans for the iPad tablet computer from Apple are getting firmer.

    The first magazines for which it will create iPad versions are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour, the company plans to announce in an internal memorandum on Monday.

    GQ will have a tablet version of its April issue ready. Vanity Fair and Wired will follow with their June issues, and The New Yorker and Glamour will have issues in the summer (the company has not yet determined the exact timing for those).

    The company already sells an iPhone application for GQ. That has sold more than 15,000 copies of the January issue and almost 7,000 of the December issue.

    From The New York Times. Click here to read the rest of the story.


    Leaked file might be the first promo list of iPad books

    The authors include Stephen King, Timothy Ferris, Malcolm Gladwell, Dubner & Leavitt, Kennedy, Agassi, Palin and Beck. There's bestselling fiction (The Lovely Bones), fact (A History Of Modern Britain) and autobiography (Wishful Drinking). The prices range from $14.99 (for Too Big To Fail) all the way down to the magic of free (Heat Wave). It's an eclectic list... and it might be the first round of books to be highlighted on the iBooks app in a few weeks.

    From TUAW.  Click here to read the rest of the story.