Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Proof iTablet Is Coming

There is certainly no shortage of rumors and speculations going on about Apple's January 27th event and what Apple will unveiling.  Well, you want more proof that the iTablet is coming?

Amazon, according to TechCrunch, is introducing a new royalty scheme where publishers and writers can earn more.

Why now?  Couldn't Amazon simply have done this to begin with and spread the wealth a bit when they released the Kindle?  Well, no.  At the time there was no competition.  At least, not the kind of competition Amazon is likely to get soon in the form of an Apple tablet.

Yes, this is proof that the tablet is coming.  After all, isn't the split between Apple and developers for the App Store also 70% to the developers and Apple gets to keep 30%?

What's also interesting is that Amazon is still trying to control the price with this new scheme.

At the same time, Apple has been holding meetings with publishers.  Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall of these meetings?  As an avid reader, I can't help but wonder what Apple has to offer the publishers - more than just pricing, also what kind of revolutionary technology is Apple offer - videos, blogs, etc. for each book.

More at Techcrunch, 9to5Mac, Bookseller

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