The iPad and eBooks: Benefits for Publishers

Apple’s iPad launched this month. I think the iPad will be as popular as the iPhone.

The iPad presents three specific features that make life better for publishers of ebooks.

  1. The iPad uses the ebook standard format, ePub. This means that publishers do not have to publish their ebooks in yet another format, saving time and money.
  2. The iPad has a color-display, something other e-readers have not had to date. The iPad may be the gateway for children’s picture books to be embraced in ebook format.
  3. Apple appears to be implementing their own DRM to secure ePub files. This will eliminate the need for publishers to use a DRM middleman resulting in better profits in publishers’ pockets.

If you have not seen what the iPad is like. Take a look at this video introducing it.


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