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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.