iBook Store

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Gnomon, May 30, 2010.

  1. Gnomon macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently using a Kindle, and would like to switch to iPad at some point soon. What I'm wondering is: has Apple managed to wrangle a significant amount of content for sale on the iBook Store? I was browsing the store at FutureShop today, and it looked like the only things available were in the public domain. Any of the authors I searched for didn't seem available (John Sandford, Reginald Hill, Robert Heinlein).

    Can anyone shed any light on this? Or am I going to have to continue to buy my books through Amazon, and use the Kindle App?

    Rob
     
  2. Hammie macrumors 65816

    Hammie

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    I agree that the iBook Store os weak in content, but the fact that the iPad is three eReaders in one is very appealing. I have the iBook, Kindle and B&N apps. I have found books on B&N that are free but are anywhere from $1-4 each on the other two.

    Personally, I like the reading GUI best on the iBook app.

    I wish that we would hear more of which publishing houses will be releasing more content under the iBook Store. I would love to get more Cisco Press books under the iBook versus Kindle app.
     
  3. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

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    kindle is device independent. you can read your books on mac, pc, kindle, iphone, ipad, ipod touch and adroid (i think).

    i would always prefer this over a apple ipad only player.

    i'm not sure what apple is thinking but i can have kindle books synced on all my macs and the iphone and the ipad but apples own reader only runs on one device? wtf?
     

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