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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Random House titles not included in iBooks app

The iPad will be available next week but as of today, Random House titles will not be included in Apple’s iBooks app. According to the Financial Times, Random House has not partnered with Apple because it fears that “Apple’s pricing regime could erode established publishing practices.” Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Harper-Collins, and Penguin will all have titles on the new app.

An article from Tech News Daily points out that a relationship with Apple may not be necessary for Random House because Amazon and other e-reader applications include its titles so it will already have a significant presence on the iPad. Random House may also be waiting for the pricing war between Amazon and Apple to play out before it makes a decision.

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