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Digital Book World Announces Publishing Innovation Awards & QED Seal

Digital Book World Announces Publishing Innovation Awards & QED Seal

Digital Book World is honoring the best in electronic book and book app publishing with the launch of the QED Standard for Excellence and the Publishing Innovation Awards (PIAs). The 2nd annual PIAs will celebrate outstanding digital book products in several distinct categories (from ebooks to apps, and more) while the QED Seal will provide a benchmark of excellence in digital publishing. The official press release appears below:
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iPhone developer swaps apps for eBooks

iPhone developer swaps apps for eBooks

iPhone app developer Rod Cambridge starts work on second book after his debut entitled “How NOT To Write an App” proves successful, and announces a series of “How NOT to…” eBooks. In How NOT To Write an App, Rod uses this experience to take the reader step by step through the things that should, and shouldn’t, be done when creating an app for Apple’s iPhone or its rivals including Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile devices.

Free Digital Publishing Comes to the iPad via iBuildApp.com

Free Digital Publishing Comes to the iPad via iBuildApp.com

Do you want to create and publish your own eMagazine, eBook, or other forms of digital content without having to deal with the hassle of publishing rights or additional overhead costs? Are you a business that wants to publish work in digital format and make it available on the iDevices? If the answer is yes to any of the above, go to iBuildapp.com and check out some of the tools the Web-based service has to offer.
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Create Interactive eBooks Online with TaleSpring

Create Interactive eBooks Online with TaleSpring

Orem, Utah – While many development shops will build interactive, animated book applications for their clients at a cost of thousands of dollars, TaleSpring provides an online authoring tool that enables non-technical authors to create their own animated books for the iPad and iPhone for free, and publish to the iPad and iPhone for only $150.
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Treasure Kai sets a new standard for interactive eBooks

Treasure Kai sets a new standard for interactive eBooks

Sydney, Australia – Treasure Bound Books, has today announced the release of Treasure Kai & the Lost Gold of Shark Island for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This children’s app represents a revolutionary new step in the digital storybook genre. Placed into the shoes of a young treasure hunter, children read through an exciting tale of adventure and danger that changes directions spontaneously based on the many different decisions they choose to make as they progress through the app. This structure allows Treasure Kai to stand alone within the App Store as the only storybook app that offers a new story to users each time they open it. Holding the value of hundreds of interactive eBooks rolled into one, Treasure Kai is currently available on the Apple App Store for $4.99.
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Amazing Book's revolutionary eBooks sell 4000 copies in just one month

Amazing Book’s revolutionary eBooks sell 4000 copies in just one month

Los Angeles, California – Amazing Books first two releases, “Three Little Pigs 3D” and “Jack and the Beanstalk 3D” pass 4000 copies sold on iTunes. Amazing Books app brings children’s pop-up books to your iPhone(R), iPad(TM), or iPod(R). Based around their exclusive and interactive Flomotion(TM) control system developed for mobile platforms, Amazing Books(TM) updates the classic pop-up book for the digital age.
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Children's Bible 1.4 for iPhone OS - Among the Top Bible Ebooks for Kids

Children’s Bible 1.4 for iPhone OS – Among the Top Bible Ebooks for Kids

Barcelona, Spain – BCNmultimedia today is pleased to announce the release of Children’s Bible 1.4, an update to their internationally successful free app for iPhone OS. Each week the app provides free access to a different full color Children’s Bible comic book, presenting a classic story from the Old or New Testament. Published in seven languages, it has ranked in the top 50 book downloads in the US App Store from the first day of its release in 2009. Premium content is also available as an in-app purchase.
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iPad Publisher See Here Studios Teams with 3D Filmmaker for E-Books

iPad Publisher See Here Studios Teams with 3D Filmmaker for E-Books

Berkeley, California – See Here Studios, publisher of the first 3D children’s storybook for the iPad “3D Storybook-The Wrong Side Of The Bed 3D,” teams with 3D filmmaker Andrea Senise to bring interactive 3D movies to their upcoming children’s iPad e-book titles. Senise has produced 3D stereoscopic television projects and animated commercials in her native country of Brazil. Now residing in the United States, she is excited to bring her 3D expertise to the iPad: “Making children’s storybook characters move and pop from the screen is simply magical. Everything in the story becomes more real and, at the same time, more fantastical!”
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Apple Adds 30,000+ Free eBooks to iBookstore with Project Gutenberg Collection

Apple Adds 30,000+ Free eBooks to iBookstore with Project Gutenberg Collection

Earlier this week, 9to5Mac reported the compatibility of free eBooks downloaded from Project Gutenberg with the iPad. However, after digging further into the iBookstore, the folks at App Advice discovered that Apple had already included the entire catalog for free. Read the rest of the story at iPadmodo.
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iBookStore's Best Sellers Prices Matches Amazon

iBookStore’s Best Sellers Prices Matches Amazon

Reports coming in from App Advice, who were given the privilege to see the iBookStore’s pricing firsthand, said that from the 32 eBooks featured on the New York Times’ Bestsellers list, 27 of them, including the top 10 were priced at $9.99, similar to Kindle book prices currently offered by Amazon. Go to iPadmodo to read the rest of the story.
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Project Gutenberg Books Believed to be iPad Compatible

Project Gutenberg Books Believed to be iPad Compatible

Spent too much on your iPad and can’t afford to buy a book for it? Well, look no further because Project Gutenberg has free books for you! According to a report by 9to5Mac, Project Gutenberg books should work with iPad’s iBooks app. For those unfamiliar with Project Gutenberg, it is a place where one can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your computer, iPhone or any available eReader device. These books are offered for free because their copyright have all expired.
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Kindle Killer: What the iPad Means for eBooks and eReaders

Kindle Killer: What the iPad Means for eBooks and eReaders

If you haven’t heard, Apple announced the iPad this morning which is somewhere between an enlarged iPhone and a Macbook laptop. But the new iPad isn’t just another i-device from the Apple lineup used for gaming, personal computing, videos, and more, but is it really a “Kindle Killer”?
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