This is Huge

So… Apple has published iBooks Author.  Publishing may never be the same.

We’re looking at a world in which having access to a computer almost guarantees having access to the power to publish.  And now Apple has made the tools that much easier to work with.  I can publish small collections of my poetry from this website.  I can write that book on Geometry for Magicians that I’ve contemplated for a few years, without the mess of having to run a store.  I can write a textbook for my classes to use, and make it available easily and quickly, and bypass the expense of using a traditional publisher.  It’s putting money in Apple’s pocket, too.  I think we’ll have to review the software and licenses and any wealth-sharing agreements very carefully.

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