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Apple gives book creators beautiful, golden handcuffs

Today Apple raised the bar on interactive textbook publishing, with the introduction of a revamped iBooks app for the iPad and a free textbook publishing app for the Mac. If you’ve got an iPad, a fairly new Mac, and a … Continue reading

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Nook Color gets new update, inches closer to iPad

Today Barnes & Noble won the Press Release war against Amazon, with the announcement of a significant OS udpate to the Nook Color that along with subtle improvements brings this handful of splashy new features: a custom App Store that … Continue reading

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Why are big publishers ignoring interactive picture books?

Yesterday Scholastic listed 10 trends in children’s lit for 2010, and #6 is in alignment with an October New York Times article on the decline in picture books. From the Scholastic list: “Publishers are publishing about 25 to 30 percent … Continue reading

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Two free word games for your Kindle (yes, games!)

Do you remember earlier this year when Amazon announced that it was going to start letting developers create apps for the Kindle platform? Not much has been publicized since then, and with the number of price drops, exclusive publishing agreements, … Continue reading

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Next up for Kindle: Android devices

So far we’ve got access to the Amazon Kindle ecosystem on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Windows PCs, Blackberry devices, and naturally Kindles. Next up appears to be devices running Android, the operating system Google developed mainly for smartphones, although … Continue reading

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Why you can't shop within the Kindle iPhone app

The next time you go to buy a Kindle book on your iPhone and get frustrated that it has to close the app and open the browser to go to Amazon, blame Apple. Or blame Amazon–it’s really a business decision … Continue reading

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