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Apple adds new release titles to iBookstore in Australia


Five months after the iPad’s launch in the country, Apple has finally begun offering new release titles on the Australian iBookstore. The Age reports that the store offers titles from a variety of publishers, including Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins, Hardie Grant, Murdoch Publishers and Wiley. Previously, Australian iBooks users only had access to out-of-copyright titles from the store; an Apple spokesperson said that new release titles on offer now number in the “thousands.” The report also notes that like in other countries, the iBookstore will compete the Amazon Kindle and Kobo apps already available for iOS. [via Macsimum News]

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I’m living in Australia, and our currency is currently in parity with the USD but we still end up paying $4-5 more for exactly the same book. I think we’re being done in, scratch that, I know we’re being done in.
There’s no reason for it to cost more, it’s digital, there is no import tax, no transport or shipping to happen. So they can’t bring that into the equation anymore. If someone has some inside info as why we’re being ripped off, I’d like to hear it.

Posted by Wayne on November 4, 2010 at 6:08 PM (CDT)

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