Chapter 10

Curling Up with a Good iBook

In This Chapter

arrow Getting the skinny on e-books

arrow Opening up to iBooks

arrow Reading books

arrow Shopping for iBooks

arrow Reading electronic periodicals

arrow Staying on top of News

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Don’t be surprised if you have to answer this question from an inquisitive child someday: “Is it true, Grandpa, that people once read books on paper?”

That time may still be a ways off, but it somehow doesn’t seem far-fetched anymore. Apple is among the tech companies that are major proponents of the electronic-books revolution.

Don’t get us wrong; we love physical books as much as anyone and are in no way urging their imminent demise. But we also recognize the real-world benefits behind Apple’s digital publishing efforts — and those by companies such as Amazon (which manufactures what is, ...

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