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Jan 18, 2012

Big eBook News From Apple Tommorrow?


According to this Ars Technica story, Apple is gonna announce some new eBook creation tool tomorrow. And GigaOm explains why eBooks are gonna be a big deal.

If the product is indeed announced, here is why that is a big deal. Right now there are very few eBook creation tools. Apple includes an ePub format tool with its Pages word processer, but that is the only eBook specific tool that I am aware of. Right now, most eBooks are just text, very plain like a paperback book. However, formats like ePub allow you to create much more interactive books closer to HTML pages than paperbacks. Thus, a tool for making these sort of book easier to write is gonna be a big deal. The paper book and text book industries are in for be changes methinks.
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