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Can Apple even enforce its abusive iBooks Author EULA?

The always helpful Passive Voice lawyer weighs in on whether Apple has created a EULA for iBooks Author that no sane judge would consider valid.

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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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You can now rent textbooks from the Amazon Kindle Store

Today Amazon announced the opening of its new Kindle Textbooks store (www.amazon.com/kindletextbooks). Titles will be available to rent for periods from 30 to 360 days, and you can increase the rental period in increments as small as one day, or … Continue reading

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Amazon offering 56 TextVook mini titles for free

Vook, the company that mixes audio and video with ebooks, has just released a new line called TextVook. The titles are short (about 4,000 words) and offer concise overviews of topics from subjects like science, law, and world history. They … Continue reading

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Giant-sized Kindle DX looks awesome, comes at a giant-sized price

Well, I was hoping to see some sort of subsidy announcement today from the newspapers when Amazon announced its big-screen Kindle DX, and while the New York Times did say that they’ll do just that at some point later this … Continue reading

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Update: Amazon's large format Kindle to be tested at universities this fall

The Wall Street Journal has dug up some more details about tomorrow’s Kindle announcement, this time regarding the education and textbook market. Here’s the summary: Select students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland will be given Kindle devices this … Continue reading

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