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Mr. Laser Beam March 23 2010 12:10 AM

Trek eBooks for iPad?
 
Are there any plans to release Trek eBooks in the format that the iPad uses?

Christopher March 23 2010 01:39 AM

Re: Trek eBooks for iPad?
 
First there was the iPod, now there's the iPad? I guess next they'll make one that can walk: the iPed.

reech March 23 2010 08:23 AM

Re: Trek eBooks for iPad?
 
Don't forget the tasty one you can chew the corner off when you want something sweet - the iPud.

I didn't see Pocket (or S&S) mentioned as signups on the original iPad presentation, so have to wait and see when it's out. However one thing is clear - the Bookstore is regional, so is going to be bugger all use for those outside the states.

sfroth March 23 2010 07:01 PM

Re: Trek eBooks for iPad?
 
I keep hearing over and over that "most" applications that work on the iPhone will work on the iPad. That probably includes the Stanza, eReader, BookShelf, and Barnes and Noble ebook readers. I also read yesterday that Amazon is specifically planning an iPad version of their Kindle software. And, finally, it would surprise me greatly if S&S books are left out of the iBook store.

JWolf March 23 2010 07:47 PM

Re: Trek eBooks for iPad?
 
Quote:

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 3938065)
Are there any plans to release Trek eBooks in the format that the iPad uses?

You can get iBook and possibly Star Trek books from Apple's iBookshop. There will be Kindle for iPad so you can get Star trek books from Amazon. And there is the txtr app which may or may not work on the iPad and if it does or an iPad version comes out, you can then get any Star trek in ePub (except B&N and Apple) to read. Also, if you strip the DRM from Star Trek in ePub, you can load it on the iPad and read it with iBook.

So your answer is yes. Just no need to have to have iPad specific versions unless S&S is going to support iBook.

Mr. Laser Beam March 23 2010 08:26 PM

Re: Trek eBooks for iPad?
 
If Apple's iBookshop doesn't end up selling Trek ebooks, how do I know where to go get them?

Starbreaker March 23 2010 11:17 PM

Re: Trek eBooks for iPad?
 
A google search. ;)


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