Apple's iOS Human Interface Guidelines, a set of tips and rules for designers that was previously only available through the developer portal, is free on iBooks as of today. It's a little glimpse into how Apple hopes app developers will follow its lead when it comes to design.
Apple has added a new section of the iBookstore called Breakout Books that highlights up and coming self-published books from "emerging talents."
Selling a book with Apple's iBook Author program is now a one-way ticket to Apple being the only place you can sell the book. Maybe selling your book on iBooks isn't such a great deal after all.
Highly regarded Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami isn't releasing his next novel on hardcover or paperback. He's releasing it exclusively on iPad, and including all the multimedia goodies that the platform allows.
Lost in the midst of the Ebook wars between Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Sony are the independent bookstores who don't have the clout to bang with the big boys. Not for long, they're looking for help—from Google.
With the iPad comes new iTunes. MacRumors hears that 9.1 will have a minor overhaul, organized around books, and smarter, more customizable Genius mixes.
A major independent publisher, Perseus Books Group, has signed a deal with Apple to provide ebooks for the iPad. According to the NYT, the deal is similar to those which Apple has made with other major publishers: