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As is often the case with Apple products, feelings towards the new iPad mini were mixed following the Cupertino company’s special event in San Jose on Tuesday. Many were wowed by its good looks and tiny form factor, which still manages to run regular iPad apps just fine. While others were confused over its $329 price tag.

We had expected Apple to price the iPad mini along the same lines as cheap Android tablets, such as the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire, which sell for $200.

As had been announced and all but pre-ordained, Apple today staged a big media event in San Jose to introduce a whole slew of new products. From a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to a new Mac Mini to a new and improved iMac to a "twice-as-fast" fourth-generation iPad (much to the chagrin of everyone who went in on the third-gen iPad a few months ago—such is life in the Applesphere), there was a whole lotta new flying around courtesy of Tim Cook and his cronies.

Following months of speculation and rumors, Apple released on Tuesday press invitations for its next big launch: the iPad Mini.

The event will be held in on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in San Jose, Calif. The invite says: “We’ve got a little more to show you.”

The invitation-only event will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose on October 23 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

In a victory for free speech, PayPal today announced plans to revise their content policies to allow Smashwords writers full freedom to publish and sell legal ebooks. I met with PayPal at their offices yesterday in San Jose. They outlined their proposed policy changes for me. I was impressed. This is a victory for all [...]

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by Tatyana Sinioukov What is truly negotiable in terms of print contracts? Almost anything, according to Barbara Hagen, senior product specialist, C.J. Krehbiel, Cincinnati, OH, who spoke on the subject at the BookTech West session titled "The Clever Negotiator: Everyone Wins" session. Book publishers, she continued, just have to know how to better negotiate with vendors about a job. Hagen gave her audience a few pointers on perfecting their bargaining skills * Pick the right vendor for the right project. Make sure your vendors can provide all necessary services in house, Hagen suggested. If your cover is four-color, or, say, requires lamination, the vendor should be able

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