Apple App Store eBook Armageddon Is 28 Days Away

June 30th is the deadline for eBook apps to contain in-app purchasing and fall into compliance with Apple’s demands to hand over 30% vig for the privilege.

Will Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble — to name just the biggest three — comply?

Or will they go the way of iFlow Reader?

Or will Apple come to its senses and relent?

Previously here:

Apple’s 30% Vig Begins To Kill eBook Apps
The Apple 30% Vig Loophole Lives — Again!
The Apple 30% Vig Loophole Appears
Three Lessons Steve Jobs Has Forgotten
Apple Is Now Dead To Me
iOS Developers: You’re Next In Apple’s Sights
Apple’s Content-Creator Recruiting Poster
What Apple Looks Like Today
Apple’s Greed Will Keep This Going
All Devices Should Access Everything. Period.
The Day Apple Became Nathan Myhrvold

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4 Comments

Filed under Apple: The Company, eBooks: General, iOS

4 responses to “Apple App Store eBook Armageddon Is 28 Days Away

  1. If the Kindle app were taken from my iPad, I would probably read more on my Kindle rather than buy iBooks for the iPad. I really like buying one format that works across all of my devices, though. If Apple loses Kindle, they both might lose more to open formats like pdf and epub.

  2. Shock Me

    Lucky for me most of my eBooks are from the iBooks store because I prefer the reading experience it provides as well as the colors.

    Given that the prices are now set by the publishers, the only possible appeal of the other stores would be a title unavailable on iBooks.

    If the supply of Nook books was cut off to my iPad, I would likely purchase a Nook Color to experiment with Android or the new and inexpensive B&W Touch version (I hated going back and forth between the iPad and the original Nook and having it NOT respond to page swipes.)

    Not an ideal solution, but relying solely on the iPad’s back-lit screen for ALL lighting conditions was not optimal either. This would lead me to set aside my curiosity about Android and decide in favor of the newer more basic Nook touch.

    More interested to see if subscription services like Spotify, Pandora, Hulu+ and Netflix will be affected.

    • mikecane

      >>>More interested to see if subscription services like Spotify, Pandora, Hulu+ and Netflix will be affected.

      Ah, that’s right: They face that 6/30 deadline too. I focus on eBooks so I tend to forget that.

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