Apple to Announce ‘GarageBand for E-Books’ at Event

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Apple may introduce new tools and publishing standards for e-books through its iBookstore as part of the company’s media event slated for January 19th in New York City. While the event is speculated to center around the education and textbook industry, Apple has been coy in its media announcement and invitation and not much information […]

Kindle Fire’s Biggest Upside? It Will Bring Us More Beautiful Books Soon

Thanks to the new Kindle Fire, eBooks on the Kindle platform are about to get a whole lot nicer to look at. Amazon has mostly focused on its e-Ink devices, which feature plain backgrounds and text-oriented user interfaces and presentation. As a result, the Kindle’s book format, Mobi, has been similarly text-focused. Amazon Kindle readers […]

Build Your Own ePUB eBooks in OS X Lion

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Concurrently with my experimenting to prepare Tablets to be used as my scripts in rehearsals for Southern Crossroads at Totem Pole Playhouse, I was eager to test out this new Automator feature in OS X Lion. Essentially the Automator action Text to ePUB File does exactly what its name says it does. It allows you […]

iBookstore Comes to Desktop iTunes

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Apple has made some changes on the server side to incorporate the iBookstore for iBooks purchases on iTunes on the desktop on Mac and Windows versions of iTunes. Previously, though users can manage EPUB and PDF e-books through iTunes, users cannot access the store for downloading and purchasing new books on the desktop–this task was […]