Perseus Signs E-Book Deal With Apple

Motoko Rich and Brad Stone:

Perseus Books Group, a large independent publisher that also distributes works from 330 other smaller presses including Grove Atlantic, Harvard Business School Press, Zagat and City Lights Books, signed a deal last week with Apple, following five of the six biggest publishers that have already signed agreements with Apple.

The Times headline states “Perseus Signs an EBooks Deal for the iPad”, which is, I think, shortsighted. The deal is for Apple’s iBooks store, not the iPad. Right now the iPad is the only device Apple has announced for iBooks, but I’ll eat my hat if there isn’t an iBooks app for the iPhone some time later this year.

And I guess these threats from Amazon didn’t go over too well.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010