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    Entries in iBookstore (8)

    Tuesday
    Mar092010

    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.

    Tuesday
    Mar092010

    iPad Challenges Traditional Publishing Economics 

    There have been various stories about the iPad emerging as the savior of print media, and an equal selection of reports that print publications have balked at the profit-sharing business model proposed by Apple. Print media appears to be making the same mistake that other traditional entertainment media have made in transitioning to a digital delivery system.

     

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

    Tuesday
    Mar092010

    Analyst: iPad Likely to Drive Recurring Sales for Apple, Publishers

    Apple's iPad will hit store shelves on April 3, and Broadpoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall thinks it will become a great recurring sales platform for publishers, broadcasters and app developers.

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    "In our view, the true genius of the device is its media/content aspects (e.g. eBooks, newspapers and magazines, apps and games, movies and TV episodes, etc.) which we believe will be recurring in nature," Mr. Marshall said. "In fact, we estimate iPad-related recurring revenue from content purchases will approach about 30 percent of total iPad hardware revenue in calendar year 2011."

     

    From the Mac Observer: Click here to read the rest of the story.

    Monday
    Mar082010

    iPad ad reveals book pricing and NYT button

    The iPad television ad that appeared during Sunday night's Oscars ceremony showed off more than the iPad's functionality. It revealed some book pricing, too.
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    Several of the books had prices clearly displayed (you'll get a better look here), ranging from US$8 to $15. For example, Sen. Edward Kennedy's "True Compass: A Memoir" is listed for $14.99, while "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin is priced at $7.99.
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    Friday
    Mar052010

    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 Amazon.com's Kindle to No. 2.
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    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. 
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    Thursday
    Mar042010

    Books now outnumber games in Apple's App Store

    The smart money suggests the App Store will continue adding new titles and readers at an accelerated pace given the pending release of Apple's iPad tablet device.

    From Fierce Mobil Content: Click here to read the rest of the story.

    Monday
    Mar012010

    Apple agreeing to give subscriber info for iPad magazines?

    Apple may be agreeing to give out subscriber info to get magazines in the iBookstore and on the iPad, a rumor on the latest episode of TWiT suggests.

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

    Sunday
    Feb282010

    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.