Tag Archive: iBookstore

Apple Adds Gifting To iBookstore Just In Time For The Holidays

Apple has added the ability to gift iBooks through its iTunes Store. Until now, the iBookstore was the only section of iTunes that did not support gifting. Here’s how it works. Gifting an iBook works like gifting anything else in…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Publishers To Pay iBookstore Customers $3 For Each NYT Best Seller Purchased

iBooks-iPadWhile Apple decided to hold out for a court battle — that it eventually lost — five of the publishers involved in the iBookStore price fixing antitrust case have already reached settlements with the DOJ. Two of those publishers, Penguin and Macmillan, are already sending out emails to customers to notify them that they’re eligible […]

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Judge Denies Apple’s Plea In DoJ’s Antitrust E-Book Ruling, Could Mean No More iBookstore

iBook on iPadIn the ongoing antitrust case regarding e-book price fixing, the presiding judge has denied Apple’s plea for mercy over the Department of Justice’s ruling proposal. The DoJ found Apple guilty of conspiring with publishers to raise prices on e-books with the iBookstore, and Apple continues to plead not guilty despite the fact that all of […]

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Apple Was Trying To Put Goodreads Into The iBookstore Before Amazon Buyout


You snooze, you loose.

About a month ago, Amazon bought Goodreads, a popular social network for reviewing and recommending books. The reason was obvious: Goodreads in the Kindle Store. But what a new report shows is that the buyout was also a move to steal Goodreads away from a potential partnership with Apple.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple was talking to Goodreads about integrating with the iBookstore. Goodreads reviews were going  [Read More…]

NSFW: Apple iBookstore Retweets Lewd Message On Twitter


Apple works hard to ensure that inappropriate content doesn’t end up in the wrong hands, and it has strict ratings and approval processes for content distributed through the App Store, the iBookstore, and the iTunes Store. But it would seem the Cupertino company isn’t quite as careful with its social media accounts.

On Sunday night, Apple’s official iBookstore account on Twitter retweeted a lewd message that would certainly get a 17+ rating  [Read More…]

The iBookstore Is A Billion Dollar Business For Apple


The iBookstore might not be the most profitable leg of Apple’s empire, but it is said that Apple doesn’t get into a business if it can’t make a billion dollars off of it… so no surprise that the iBookstore is a billion dollar business, even if it’s not much more than that.

Over at Asymco, Horace Dediu crunched the numbers and said that the iBookstore is making over a billion  [Read More…]

Apple To Finally Bring iBookstore To Japan This Year

Apple’s iBookstore is reportedly heading to Japan this year, finally delivering its popular e-book store to the ever-growing number of Japanese iPad users. The Cupertino company is said to be in the process of negotiating deals with a “handful” of Japanese publishers to supply a local version of their titles at launch.

Sources with knowledge of the situation have told AllThingsD that Kodansha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa are  [Read More…]

StoryBundle Might Be The Most Interesting Thing To Happen To eBooks Since The iBookstore

You need to read more. It’s just a fact. Everyone could stand to read a few more books a year and watch a few less GIFs on the internet. Isn’t that why you bought your iPad? Because you said you’d read more if you had an “eReader”? No? Well you should anyway.

To inject your life with more literature you’ll need to buy a lot of books. They’re not cheap, and  [Read More…]

Highly Anticipated Inside Apple Book Now Available In The iBookstore

Fortune editor Adam Lashinskys highly anticpated Inside Apple book is now available for download in the iBookstore. The books is set to hit the shelves tomorrow, but iBooks users can get their hands on the juicy read right now. INSIDE APPLE reveals the secret systems, tactics and leadership strategies that allowed Steve Jobs and his company to churn out hit after hit and inspire a cult-like following for its  [Read More…]

iBooks 2 Available Now, Textbooks Category Live In iBookstore [Apple Education Event]

Apple has made iBooks 2 available for everyone today in the App Store. The software is free, and it will allow for students to access interactive textbooks on the iPad. A new textbooks category has also been added to the iBookstore. iBooks 2 can be downloaded now in the App Store.Click here to visit the new textbooks category of the iBookstore. Apple already has 8  [Read More…]