Apple Announces New iPad and iBookstore
January 29, 2010

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Apple finally confirmed escalating rumors of its impending tablet, with Steve Jobs' announcement of the company's new iPad—which many describe as looking and functioning like a big iPhone—with a 9.7-inch, LED backlit, color touch-screen and WiFi, and an option for 3G via AT&T.

It's Official: iPad Is Here (and so is iBook Store)
January 27, 2010

In perhaps the worst-kept-secret in Silicon Valley history, Apple today announced the launch of a tablet device it's calling the iPad to an auditorium of press, tech folks and Apple fanboys.

Aptara Announces New Platform for Rapid, Low-Cost E-Book Production
November 19, 2009

This week, Aptara announced the release of eGen − ePub conversion software that can generate large volumes of content that is e-book compatible, less costly than other available conversion solutions and ready for distribution to multiple e-book readers.

Vook and Simon & Schuster Combine Books and Video Into One New Product
October 2, 2009

Alameda, Calif.-based Vook LLC announced the launch of its first "vooks," all published in partnership with Simon & Schuster imprint Atria. According to the company, a vook is a blend of a book and videos to create "one complete, instructive and entertaining story."

E-books and Our Future
October 1, 2009

In this issue, we’ve packed content galore on many of the most significant changes facing the industry. In addition to the features on the evolving retail landscape and ways to cut time and cost from production and manufacturing, there are three important articles on e-books.

DRM: The Battle Observed
September 1, 2009

Digital rights management (DRM) is the most contentious topic in the world of digital media. The battle over DRM shows no signs of abating, and its outcome will shape the digital media landscape for decades to come.

With Digital Book Application Users in the Millions—and Growing Rapidly—Should You Be Offering Apps? A Q&A about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's pioneering efforts with mobile phone e-book applications
August 28, 2009

Earlier this month, research company Flurry ( reported that between April and July, the number of digital book application users increased by 300 percent. In July, Flurry tracked nearly 3 million active e-book application users on smartphones. While these numbers may make many book publishers think, "We need to start offering this," a number of publishers already are active in the mobile e-book application space, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Application Available on Apple App Store
June 29, 2009

New York, NY—June 29, 2009—Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, announced today that Barnes & ( has launched the Barnes & Noble Bookstore application on the Apple App Store.  The B&N Bookstore app for iPhone and iPod touch is an ideal companion for book lovers who want quick and easy access to the millions of titles available to Barnes & Noble customers.