iBooks app, Kindle app or Nook app, which will you use?

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  1. gentlefury

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    Yeah I don't think you will be able to get iBooks on another device...could happen tho. Eventually apple removed DRM control on iTunes music when people decided they wanted to buy from apple and use on something other than an iPod....it is bad for profits when you alienate a customer. They will eventually offer universal eBooks...once there is a standard I assume.
     
  2. iVan

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    Highly unlikely. Apple will tolerate B&N and Kindle apps just in order to accomodate you enough until you subscribe to iBooks. That's their goal. Once you're in and buying their books, they won't care that you bought books elsewhere, just that you buy more on iBooks.

    It is highly improbable also that they strip DRM because they have no say in it even if they are the ones seeming to make use of it. DRM is in "Obligation to Enforce by Contract" by all ebook resellers for sale rights. Protection of digital rights is for Author and Publication House rights, not for market protection of resellers rights first.

    Just to sell an ebook, a reseller must agree to enforce the copy protection devices. If not they will be brought to justice. Apple can in no way strip DRM from what does not belong to them in the first place.

    Lastly, Apple is using the EPUB standard which is considered the Universal standard. Epub was born out of long discussions between ebook device manufacturers, Publishing Houses and Authors to be a unification standard
     
  3. Dorje

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    The only question remains is if apple will honor the epub standard and allow the ebooks through iBook to be viewable on other devices (say with a password key like locked PDFs, if epub supports that functionality).

    There is on major technical impractical reason the Nook and Kendel (or othe epub reader) won't take iBooks. It's hard to watch the Avatar on a black and white TV. Simply put the iPad has a full color screen while e-ink reades can at best do grey scale, but mostly just black and white.

    There are also other tricks that could be embeded into an epub file that an iPad could use but the majority of other e-reades can't.
     
  4. gentlefury

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    yeah the new interactive magazines and books (medical journals and such) are really cool! Can't wait to see cinefx get on there and include actual interviews and onset footage to go along with the articles and pictures.
     
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    Try interactive diagrams using Canves elements out of HTML5. There are rather roundabout tricks for squeezing those in to the ePub format but it can be done. Not something a Nook could do.
     
  6. brobar

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    Yea jobs mentioned adding "video" to your books during the unveiling. That is a leg up on the other ereaders. I don't see Amazon or Nook keeping multiple versions of the same book... one for their respective devices and another for their iPad app where the iPad version would/could have more functionality ie sound/video.
     
  7. iVan

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    I don't know about the Nook, but Amazon's Kindles have an eink display. Eink cannot display video because refresh rate is user provided. Meaning that display is only changed when the user command's it. Video is impossible then.
     
  8. brobar

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    Exactly... and I don't think they'll keep multiple versions of the books just so the ones in their respective iPad app will have more functionality... which is one area where iBooks will have a leg up on the other apps.
     
  9. iVan

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    Absolutely. I can't wait to make videebooks on iBooks...

    and sooooo loking forward to PDFs on the iPad too!:)
     
  10. brobar

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    I'm with ya there! I've got a couple of hundred tech PDF books.
     

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