Movements continue across multiple industries in readiness for actual introduction of Apple’s potentially magical iPad continues, as parties on all sides attempt to put themselves into the right strategic positions for the anticipated industry disruption.
The publisher’s big five rivals – Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Harper-Collins and Penguin – are understood to have signed up. Random House is concerned Apple’s pricing regime could erode established industry practice. Continue reading →
One of the world’s oldest book publishers, Penguin Group, has announced a major move into digital publishing, announcing plans to develop content for the iPhone and other mobile devices.
As part of the initiative, dubbed “Penguin 2.0”, the company – the second largest trade book publisher in the world – has already made an application for the iPhone available through the iTunes App Store. The company also plans to introduce social networking and other community features within its new publishing paradigm over the next 12-months.
At present, Penguin’s iPhone application lets users read and comment on the Penguin blog, listen to the podcast, and browse new titles.