No more buying books for Kindle app on ipad/iphone
This is a discussion on No more buying books for Kindle app on ipad/iphone within the iPad Apps forums, part of the iPad App Store category; Originally Posted by Hayles66
Yes, I suppose so. It's just so annoying and normally I am a big fan of Apple but even I find ...
I agree... We're reading books, for crying out loud. I see this as a step toward monopolizing what Apple will allow me to read. What's to say Apple's next step won't be to require 30% royalty for even downloading a book onto my iPad? (straight from the web) The problem is that iBooks has such a poor and overpriced selection, and this is a step in the wrong direction of allowing me to enjoy my iPad ... Makes me wonder if an android tablet might be in my future -- I love everything about iPad except this increasing market strategy to control everything I can do with it.
Originally Posted by Hayles66
07-25-2011 03:11 PM
Ok, the update has NOTHING to do with controlling what you can/can't read in the Kindle app. It removes a hyperlink. That's it. Go to Amazon.com's Kindle section and bookmark it.
Also, this update allows you to get Magazines and Newspapers - thus ADDING to what you CAN read/access.
Don't get annoyed Somerled! I was just saying that I liked everything in one app. Yes, I can go onto Safari but I like being in the kindle app and doing everything there! It's why I like IPF app and the eBay app, it's because I like apps and only go onto Safari for everything else.
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Apple wanted a 30% cut of all books purchased through the app and Amazon wasn't willing to give up their entire profit margin (can't say I blame them). This was the compromise Apple and Amazon came up with.
Here is one but you can find more if you google it.
Originally Posted by giradman
Amazon caves to Apple, drops Kindle's in-app button - Computerworld
We have been talking about this for months over on the Kindle boards.
Yay! We get to keep our Kindle books on the ipad. I'm glad they reached a compromise, unlike our elected representatives right now.
I read the link provided in the previous post. Oh well....it was easy going from the app to the website, especially since I like to buy samples before I buy. Now those links in the book samples no longer work and the button is gone as reported by others. So now I have to launch Safari, go to Amazon.com and look for books to buy starting there at the website, buy a book and then go to Kindle app.
A little bit more keystrokes but I can live with this change. Kindle and Nook books are cheaper than Ibooks. The bottom line is I can still read Kindle books or Nook books on my iPad. As long as that doesn't change, this missing functionality is okay.
Which is why Apple wanted the Kindle purchase option gone.
Originally Posted by MattIM
If Apple wants more market share, they need to offer more titles in iBooks. I like using the app, and one dollar difference doesn't really bother me, but they often don't have what I'm looking for.
Does anyone know a way of suggesting titles to Apple for iBooks?
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