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iBooks Author updated, includes newer, better EULA that clarifies content distribution

Shortly after Apple released iBooks Author for Mac, word started to circulate that content made within the app could only be sold in Apple’s iBookstore. Under their license agreement, confusion arose about whether authors could freely distribute their work elsewhere and if they'd be allowed to sell anything created in iBooks Author outside of the iBookstore.

Apple has now updated their EULA for iBooks Author to clarify this concern, specifically pointing out this only applies to .iBook formatted eBooks, and doesn't effect the content itself.

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iPhone 4S Made Simple makes it easy for new users to use their iPhones

iPhone 4S Made Simple is a new book from Apress written by Martin Trautschold and our very own editor-in-chief extraordinaire, Rene Ritchie, and tech edited by none other than Leanna Lofte. That's right, there's a huge iMore presence throughout this book -- I forgot to lock the cages one night, who knew? -- which means it's super detailed, super informative, and has everything a regular person needs to get started with their brand new iPhone 4S.

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Amazon launches iPad optimized web based Kindle Store

Amazon has launched a new web based Kindle Store designed specifically for the iPad. The new site looks and feels like an actual app rather than a web page however you don’t need to install anything to use the store.

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EU investigates Apple, eBook publishers for anti-competitive behavior

According to Bloomberg, the European Union Anti-trust regulators will be investigating Apple, along with five of the major eBook publishers, for possible collusion to help stifle competition within the eBook marketplace.

The European Commission in Brussels today said it opened a formal probe to examine whether the publishing groups and Apple, maker of the iPad tablet computer, engaged in agreements that would harm competition in the 27-nation EU. The probe will examine deals between Apple and Lagardere’s Hachette Livre, News Corp.’s Harper Collins, CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster, Pearson Plc’s Penguin and Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH.

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Fortune releases “All About Steve” Kindle eBook

Fortune has released a Kindle eBook entitled “All About Steve, The Story of Steve Jobs and Apple from the Pages of Fortune. This is not to be confused with the authorized biography; that is not due until November. This book is written by the writers of Fortune and is based on past interviews and articles which appeared in the pages of Fortune.

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iPhone 4 Made Simple eBook - 50% off

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iPad Made Simple eBook - 50% off

I had the pleasure a few months ago of doing some technical editing for Martin Trautschold and Gary Mazo's new book, iPad Made Simple. It's now available and here are the details:

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