Magazine Publishers Can Now Get Around Apple's 30% iOS Cut

According to Reuters, a company called Yudu has launched a service that gives content creators a way around the 30% cut Apple has been demanding for selling subscriptions through iOS. The service lets users download issues to their iPad or iPhone even when the purchase is made direction from the publisher. » 5/05/11 3:46pm 5/05/11 3:46pm

Some Publishers Are Happy With Apple's Subscriptions 'Cause They Thought …

Apple's new subscription plans are kinda crappy for publishers, but apparently some of them are happy the terms of the deal aren't worse. Some were afraid that Apple wouldn't allow any subscriptions that didn't go through Apple, and many delayed updates to their apps, waiting for the Apple news to drop. And there's… » 2/16/11 12:53pm 2/16/11 12:53pm

Get Ready for More Expensive Kindle Books From HarperCollins and Simon …

Publishers HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have signed a deal with Amazon to follow the agency pricing model for their books—the same deal publishers have with Apple for the iBookstore—allowing the two publishers to set their own books prices. » 3/31/10 7:36pm 3/31/10 7:36pm

Mind-Bending Video Proves that One Publisher Gets It

If publishing company Penguin's impressive iPad demos weren't enough to convince you, this extremely clever video (originally made for internal purposes) will show you that at least one part of the publishing industry has its head squarely on its shoulders. » 3/17/10 11:20am 3/17/10 11:20am

Macmillan CEO Officially Confirms Amazon Deletions Were Due to Price…

The writing was on the wall as recently as 2 a.m. this morning, and an open letter from Macmillan CEO John Sargent has confirmed everything we suspected: Macmillan books were pulled from Amazon store as part of a strong-arm tactic in the coming eBook price war. [Publishers Marketplace via Boing Boing] » 1/31/10 10:30am 1/31/10 10:30am

Publishers Say Apple Tablet Won't Be Near $1000, Won't Have a Lot of…

9to5Mac claims that they've talked to a few content publishers (magazines, newspapers), and those publishers are claiming inside knowledge about the device. Most importantly, that it'll be "[nowhere] near $1000, as has been reported elsewhere." » 1/25/10 1:59pm 1/25/10 1:59pm