What’s the buzz on all this Apple publishing stuff?

If you’ve been paying attention to any tech news since yesterday, you probably heard about the Apple announcement of their new iBook® Author app – geared towards educators looking to publish textbooks for customized classroom solutions.  Here’s what some of the top tech-media outlets have to say about the new program:

Mashable
Hands On: Apple’s iBooks Author App

Engadget
Apple launches iBooks 2 e-Textbook platform (video)

PC Magazine
iBooks Author: You Work For Apple Now

The Telegraph
iBooks Author:  Apple doesn’t want to own your book

The Verge
iBooks Author restricts all sales to iBookstore, wraps for-pay books in DRM

Techcrunch
Apple Announces iBooks 2, A New Textbook Experience for the iPad

LA Times
Apple’s iBooks 2, iBooks Author:  Bids to own publishing’s future

TechRadar
Hands on:  iBooks Author review

So what do you guys think about Apple’s new initiative?  Sound off in the comments below.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Michael

    It’s an intriguing conception for an ebook creator. Without software like this, many of us would be limited to building text-only epub files. It will be interesting to see how this app’s functionality grows over time.

    Will Lulu be supporting the new features that can be embedded via Apple’s new software? Will such things as the Lulu DRM licensing process break elements of the file? Has Lulu had the opportunity to test this, as of yet?

  2. Rheinard Korf

    So… any chance of Lulu getting in on the action?

    Would love to push out some Multi-touch books, but want to use an aggregator (*read Lulu*).

  3. Ken

    Why do you insist on hiding such info away on your Blog when Connect is where folks go for info.
    Do you guys work for the Sam Lulu and do yo ever talk to each other.

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