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


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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