Is Apple Set to "Digitally Destroy" Textbooks This Thursday?

Ahead of Thursday's NYC education event, Ars Technica reports via a leak source that Apple plans to announce a simpler way for authors to create and publish e-books as well as the iBook app's adoption of the ePub3 standard. The WSJ also names publisher McGraw-Hill as a project partner. All these developments suggest… » 1/17/12 12:57am 1/17/12 12:57am

Apple Purges Erotic Stories From Book Store Bestseller List

Yesterday, this was the number one book at the bestseller list of Apple's book store: Blonde and Wet, The Complete Story, followed by Big Sis, both erotic short stories written by English auteur Carl East. Well, not anymore. » 7/27/10 9:09pm 7/27/10 9:09pm

Newspaper and Magazine Publishers Already Having an iPad Crisis Moment

As expected, the tricky question of "How we gonna get paid?" has reportedly become a sticking point in Apple's negotiations with newspaper and magazine publishers. Put simply, subscriber information is deeply valuable, and Apple doesn't want to to share it. » 2/16/10 10:50am 2/16/10 10:50am

Apple 'Punishes' McGraw-Hill For MSNBC Gaffe

File this one under "Annals of Passive-Agressiveness": At today's iPad event, Apple scratched McGraw-Hill from the presentation slide displaying the various educational partners for the iPad, after McGraw Hill CEO Joe Biden Harold McGraw III blabbed to MSNBC about the iPad the day before the event. WAY TO SHOW… » 1/27/10 11:46pm 1/27/10 11:46pm