Apple’s iPad 2 throws up a page-turning glitch for iBooks readers.
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Apple’s iPad2 is shipping to Australia on March 25 (two weeks after the US), at the same price as its predecessor, and in two colours: black or white. But it will not feature the dazzling retinal display of its smaller cousin, the iPhone4, which will be a disappointment for ebook readers.
Bookseller & Publisher’s annual pre-Christmas survey, published yesterday, found that 40% of Australian booksellers not already selling ebooks are planning to do so in the next six months.
A selection of Hachette Australia titles are now available as ebooks via Apple’s iBookstore. Ebookish.com.au understands that this is the first time Hachette Australia titles have been made available as ebooks, but we are waiting for confirmation on that.
Paid content has arrived in the Australian version of Apple’s iBookstore.
Digital titles could make up between 20 and 30 per cent of the trade book market within two to five years, according to industry representatives who attended a round table event on the future of reading last month.
It’s taken six years, but Sony has at long last brought its ereader range – in the form of the just-launched Sony Reader Touch ($299) and Pocket Editions ($229) – to Australia, partnering with Borders and Angus & Robertson in the process.
Borders’ Canberra Centre store had sold out of Kobo e-readers when we dropped by yesterday (see main image). A visit to the Borders website tonight confirmed that they have run out of stock too.
There is so much happening in the digital publishing and ebook world it’s hard to keep up. Here’s our take on a big couple of weeks filled with announcements from Apple, Amazon, Google, Sony, Random House and JK Rowling.
The Chaser boys have a section in their new iPad app devoted to advice for owners of Apple’s “revolutionary, magical shiny device’’. It suggests that upon removing the iPad from its packaging, users should emit a long “Ooooooohhhh”.