Apple’s ebook subscription service: the missing ingredient in Apple’s ebook-comeback

For a few minutes yesterday it looked like Apple might have been planning an ebook comeback, after having pretty much lost all enthusiasm for the iBooks store following the law suits against Apple and several publishers, commencing 2012, that cost Apple $450 million in fines. That sort of money, for Apple, was barely a slap Read More …

Apple Services equivalent to a Fortune 100 company, but what about iBooks?

Looking at the Hot Sheet last month here at The New Publishing Standard, I singled out Jane Friedman and Porter Anderson’s pessimistic view of the future of Apple’s iBooks: The Hot Sheet quotes Canadian commentator Thad McIlroy as saying when it comes to ebooks B&N and Apple “have both announced defeat,” but adds the caveat that while Read More …