Apple iPad Coming April 3rd. But Where Is The PageMaker Of iBooks?

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Citizen Media, Featured Story

Apple today announced that its “magical and revolutionary” iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models.

In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.

Beginning a week from today, on March 12, US customers can pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from Apple’s online store or reserve a Wi-Fi model to pick up on Saturday, April 3, at an Apple retail store.

“iPad is something completely new,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

Where’s The PageMaker Of iBooks?

We get that Apple thinks the iPad is “magical and revolutionary”.

But what’s really magical and revolutionary is giving individuals the power to create content that can be shared instantly with people anywhere in the world.

The Apple iPad has the potential to be an interesting new platform for doing that – but where’s the PageMaker of iBooks?

PageMaker – the most important early desktop publishing program – revolutionized typesetting when it was introduced in 1985.

PageMaker, combined with the Apple LaserWriter printer, created desktop publishing. It turned everyone into print publishers and it also helped establish the Macintosh platform.

Until Apple, Adobe or someone else comes up with an easy-to-use app for creating interactive iBooks, iBook publishing is going to be handicapped, just as iTunes LP has been.

What do you think of publishing content for the iBook? Are you waiting for the PageMaker of iBooks?

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4 Responses to “Apple iPad Coming April 3rd. But Where Is The PageMaker Of iBooks?”

  1. Meena Virgo says:

    Looking at the price of iPad, I’m still considering should I go for it or not..
    but anything coming from Apple is always my 1st choice..I already own a macbook pro and an iPhone 🙂

  2. Scott says:

    you could always create a PDF and then use Calibre to translate it to epub format. I done that with a lot of my PDF’s. Then all you have to do is drag the epub to your itunes and sync.

  3. Vasu IIyar says:

    We do all types of ePub conversion for Apple iPad’s iBook application.

    We at started out as a small firm of 5 people in 2008 from our location in Bangalore, the IT Hub of India. However, our passion about growth, meeting the client’s expectations and succeeding on the deliverable has made us a multi-functional team of 50+ employees in the span of 2 years.

  4. suwat82 says:

    When new model from apple or any compettior are launched. The old model’s price nomally drop. If you can wait for a while. Don’t have to be hurry to buy it now.

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