Tuesday, 17 August 2010
HarperCollins Negotiating an eBook Deal With Apple For Its Tablet New Apple Tablet to Bring eBook Support When Released?
take place on January 27 and will most likely see the debut of Apple's
most rumored device of the last few months, the Apple tablet (aka the
iSlate), we caught w
ind that book publisher HarperCollins is in serious talks with Cupertino
to bring eBook support on their new device.
According to The Wall Street Journal who're counting their facts on
people familiar with the situation , if things confirm, HarperCollins
Publishings,a unit of News Corp, will set the ebook prices ( and Apple
would take a commission from every sale — although we can't tell
for sure if it's via the iTunes Store or a new service specially setup
for that deal.
What's for sure is that, if it goes through, the HarperCollins x Apple
partnership will be a real challenge to Amazon's position as a top
seller in the fast-growing e-book market. However, Brian Murray, CEO at
HarperCollins, have said that e-books enhanced with video, author
interviews and social-networking applications could command higher
retail prices for publishers than current e-books . Which is why you may
not have your favorite best seller for $9.99 but for $14.99 or $19.99,
Guess we'll find out more, next week.