Apple introduces iPad… what it means for books

First, Apple’s newest splashy gadget debuts Saturday morning – It’s about 9 x 11 inches, sort of like a giant iPhone. While it looks interesting, the primary functions will be photos, music and for reading… especially magazines, newspapers and digital books. What it lacks is anything that would make it, you know… a computer! It’s called a “tablet computer” but the Wall St. Journal likes referring to it as um… “a device.”

No keyboard, no phone, no camera, no USB ports, clunky, super high price – proprietary Apple downloads only.


But for writers ready to publish their work, the potential is great. Plan now to issue your previous work in an ebook format, or to convert your current published book to digital formats. Smashwords.com converts your book into versions to sell on Kindle, Nook, Sony, iPhone, iPad and more.  Start with the Smashwords Style Guide.

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3 Comments

  1. April 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    An useful review
    You are so nice to share these with us.

  2. May 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I think this is what I need

  3. May 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I am looking forward to seeing more reports from it before. What you said was news to me, I′ll tell you.Thanks!


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