iBookstore Doors Now Open to Penguin and Self-Publishers

It looks like the two month dispute over terms in the agency model agreement has been resolved between Penguin and Apple. While Random House have yet to decide whether theyt will ultimately adopt the agency model for e-books, Penguin were the only other publisher from the big six not to have reached an agreement with Apple in April. Expect Penguin e-books released after April to start appearing in the iBookstore over the coming days.
The iBookstore UK should start to feature the major mainstream publishers’ books from Friday onwards. It should also be noted that any publisher (one would assume self-published authors as well) can load their books directly into the iBookstores if they have access to iTunes Connect and their own registered ISBN’s and ePub files (subject to ePubCheck).

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