Apple Unveils New, Smaller iPad, New iBooks; Will It Change the E-Book World?

Apple’s latest gizmo is something no one expected just over a year ago and could change the publishing industry. The iPad Mini is 0.68 lbs and has a 7.9 inch screen and will start at $329 for the 16-gigabyte, WiFi-only version. A 32GB version will cost $429 and a 64GB version will cost $529. The device will ship to consumers on Nov. 2 with pre-orders starting on Oct. 26.

How Publishers Should Prepare for EPUB 3

The future of e-books is now. The approval of a new coding language for e-books, means that soon it will be a relatively simple matter for e-books to contain video, audio, dynamic content and all sorts of interactive features. How should publishers prepare?

Kobo CEO: Rakuten Is Amazon of Japan, to Invest in Kobo

Jeremy Greenfield | Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis calls the company’s new owners the “Amazon of Japan” and predicts big things for the e-reader manufacturer. Digital Book World sits down with him to discuss the impact of the sale, the company’s future plans and how next year’s Kobo devices will be more like the Kindle Fire.

Kobo GM: Why Buy Books From Amazon?

Jeremy Greenfield | We spoke with the general manager of Kobo, Matt Welch, about Kobo’s differentiators, what Kobo has to say to publishers and why Welch thinks nobody should be buying books from Amazon.

JFK: 50 Days – Building an App

By Peter Costanzo | “The structure of the ’50 days’ concept helped keep us focused since there was so much archival footage to watch.”