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No App for you

In what could be a sign that both companies are taking digital bookselling a little more seriously, Apple rejects Sony eReader app.

NYT

… continuing our theme of unpleasant notices, as of late.

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The second generation iPad is coming,

although this late February speculation seems aggressive.

Digital Trends

Remember, way back in the Spring of ’10, when we were all a titter over the first iteration.

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It’s the new Mother Nature come Tacoma.

Amazon announced today, in characteristic if the eBook train departed from St. Louis at 9:45, travelling at an average speed of 62.5 MPH fashion, that they sold more eBooks than physical hardcovers over the past 3 months.

Jeff Bezos also said, Kindle sales have not suffered dramatically amid increased competition from the iPad and price reductions of other devices, but that Kindle has “reached a tipping point.”

NYT

WSJ 

Painting, Lumberjack, by Mike Force, 2003

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Amazon and B&N cut eReader prices the day after Father’s day:

Kindle is now listed at $189 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble is selling the new Nook Wi-Fi for $149.

Read more at Galley Cat.

Meanwhile on the otherside of town, Apple announces they’ve sold 3 million iPads in the first 80 days on-sale.

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In our on going effort to keep you informed,

regarding all things e-reader. Sue Halpern has a piece in NYROB weighing the virtues and flaws of the iPad.

Graphic by way of amnesiablog.com, in case you can’t tell.

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Three’s a crowd

Google sets a June-July launch date for its long delayed digital bookstore. The store will only sell books that aren’t tied up in Google’s settlement with authors and publishers.

The Independent

… and remember this?

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Kindle V. iPad

Ken Auletta has an overview article in The New Yorker about the iPad, Kindle, and the current state of eBook publishing. The release of the iPad, at least temporarily, prevented Amazon from dictating the price of eBooks at $9.99, but will the new boss be the same as the old boss… hm?

Worth a read, although I never heard the iPad referred to as the “Jesus Pad,”  in any self-respecting publishing circle, as the author claims.

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