|01-04-2012, 10:18 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Apple to offer self-publishing platform
The article is brief and unsupported, but still fun to think about. This could be great for authors.
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Last edited by Dr. Drib; 02-26-2012 at 06:27 AM.
|01-04-2012, 10:23 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device: Nook Color
This is some exciting news, should it be true. I would wonder just what the other terms would be should one choose to with Apple as opposed to Amazon or B&N.
|01-04-2012, 10:45 AM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Coastal Texas
Device: Asus TF300
Given its from Apple and not a dedicated book company, it could go in any direction. On the one hand, this is a computer/gadget company and not a publishing house. On the other, well, this is the company that censored the iPad bookstore because a piece of extremely torrid erotica was at the top of the charts for several weeks.
Its like that scene from The Dark Crystal where Augra asks Jenn where his mentor is, and Jen says, "He's dead." Augra's response is, "Could be anywhere then."
|01-04-2012, 11:48 PM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Fire Phone, Kindle PW3, iPad Air 2, Fire HD6
This is nonsense. Apple has had a self-publishing platform from day 1 (or at least within a few months of iBooks launch), and I have used it (once). It would be nice if they improved it, however.
They actually would prefer that you go through somebody else like Smashwords, as it costs them money to maintain their own platform and tools for self-publishing, while their cut is the same regardless of who submits the material (30%).
Last edited by tomsem; 01-04-2012 at 11:54 PM.
|01-05-2012, 01:04 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2011
Device: Samsung pro 8.4, Kindle PW
Sounds good for authors but no one is buying books from apple...............ITs no big deal.
|01-05-2012, 01:40 AM||#6|
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