Inside Apple’s iBooks Library: Five Publishers On Board With The iPad

Apple iPad iBookIf the three secrets to success in real estate are location, location, location, then the three secrets to success in the e-readers are books, books, books. Apple seems to have figured that out from Amazon, but until James Patterson starts coming directly to Steve Jobs with manuscripts, collecting books that people actually want to read means greasing the wheels with publishers. For the device’s launch, Apple managed to put together agreements with five of the world’s largest book pushers. Recognize the names, but not sure what they’ll bring to the iPad? Here’s a quick dossier on Apple’s new best friends.

PenguinPenguin

Owner: Pearson PLC

Notable Brands: Puffin Books, Viking Press, Allen Lane, The Complete Idiot’s Guide, E.P. Dutton

Popular Titles: The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell, Tom Clancy’s HAWX by David Michaels, Food Rules by Michael Pollan, Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Godfather by Mario Puzo


harper-collingsHarper Collins

Owner: News Corp

Notable Brands: Ecco, Avon Books, Regan Books, William Morrow & Company

Popular Titles: Going Rogue by Sarah Palin, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey, Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin


simon-schusterSimon & Schuster

Owner: CBS Corporation

Notable Brands: Aladdin Paperbacks, Free Press, Scriber, Howard Books, Atria

Popular Titles: Last Words by George Carlin, Under the Dome by Stephen King, Thirst No. 2 by Christopher Pike, Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux, Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman


macmillanMacmillan

Owner: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck

Notable Brands: Bedford, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Pan Books, St. Martins Press, Tor Books

Popular Titles: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mante, Night by Elie Wiesel, Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich, Impact by Douglas Preston


hachetteHachette

Owner: Lagardère SCA

Notable Brands: Twelve, Orbit Books, Yen Press, Grand Central Publishing, Vision

Popular Titles: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Dear John by Nicholas Sparks, Alex Cross by James Patterson,The Shack by William P. Young, The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova


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