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.
Some are just sitting it out, at least for a while. The world’s largest publisher, Random House, seems likely to keep its titles outside of Apple’s iBookstore when iPad launches next month.
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