toggle

AAPL Stock: 130.28 ( + 0.61 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Rush of illustrated titles accompanies iBooks 1.2 update

updated 04:45 pm EST, Wed December 15, 2010

Area generally unexploited in tablets

Over 100 illustrated books have been added to the iBookstore in tandem with the release of iBooks 1.2, says the New York Times. These are spread across several different genres, including cooking, photography and children's books. Some notable titles include Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home, a photo collection by Ansel Adams and the Olivia series of picture books.

Some of the publishers putting out illustrated titles include Disney, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Workman. Another party, Simon & Schuster, notes that the company has been interested in doing picture e-books for some time, but that color has been the major obstacle. The only major tablets with color at present include the iPad, Nook Color and Galaxy Tab.

Simon & Schuster adds that by early next year, it hopes to have illustrated e-books release at the same time as their print equivalents. An important difference in the iBooks treatment of illustrated titles is the ability to see both pages of a spread at the same time. Prior to v1.2, however, books were limited to using inline images, imposing restrictions not seen in some other e-book apps.






by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros Reflect in-ear headphones

All headphones are not created equally, especially when it comes to use during vigorous activities or workouts. Over-the-ear headphone ...

Brother HL-3140CW Color Laser Printer

It's inevitable, at some point somebody needs a hardcopy of a document. Paper never runs out of battery charge, after all. Our Mom, j ...

Linksys WRT1200AC Wi-Fi Router

Once upon a time, a brand-new Linksys router showed up on our doorstep. So we gathered some network-minded friends together, and hooke ...

toggle

Most Commented