Pearson, Peachpit titles now available in Apple’s iBookstore

Apple Online StoreHundreds of Peachpit, Adobe Press, New Riders, Apple Pro Training, and Apple Training titles are now available in Apple’s iBookstore, with many more to be added soon. Books from the iBookstore can be downloaded and read on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The iBookstore is accessible via the free iBooks app in the App Store.

Peachpit’s iBookstore titles offer a unique and convenient reading experience, allowing readers to resize fonts, make notes, and search the book easily to find the specific content they need. The iBookstore also offers the ability to view the stunning full-color images within many Peachpit books, depicting, for example, the techniques of some of the world’s most popular photographers.

“I’m especially delighted to be able to bring our richly illustrated training and inspirational books for creative professionals and Apple pros to the iBookstore,” said Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Peachpit’s publisher, in the press release. “This resource offers even more options for experiencing our authors’ great content, not just through the touch screen, but also with cool features such as the two-page spread view.”

Pearson also announced that hundreds of its books for the home, office, and technical professional communities are now available on Apple’s iBookstore. Books from the iBookstore can be downloaded and read on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The iBookstore is accessible via the free iBooks app in the App Store.

Pearson’s imprints including Addison-Wesley Professional and Prentice Hall Professional, Sams Publishing, IBM Press, Cisco Press, and Pearson IT Certification, publish a vast suite of learning materials and tools in the areas of IT certification, programming, operating systems/server, mobile and web development and software engineering. Que Publishing delivers practical advice on home, office and business computing.

“One of our ongoing goals is to quickly adapt to the changing needs of customers,” said Paul Boger, Vice President and Publisher, in the press release. “Having our books available in the iBookstore now brings our trusted content to the most popular mobile devices and the game-changing iPad.”

Sources: Peachpit, Pearson


  1. Here in Holland the iPad is available since last summer. But we only have access to the public domain books. I know a lot of people who bought the iPad for reading. Real disappointment. Apple should launch their products in the rest of the world as carefully prepared as in the US.

  2. Apple’s iBookStore must be the most yawn inducing virtual bookstore there is on the planet. Apart from Project Gutenberg titles what else is there? Oh yeah a couple of O’Reilly titles on Mac how-tos. Hardly anything to get excited about. Come on Apple get your ass in gear.

  3. Before anyone asks – this is significant because a while back (like a few years ago) Steve Jobs had all Peachpit books pulled from the Apple stores. Many of their books are Mac and coding how-to’s. I believe they had published an unauthorized biography of Steve that he objected to.

  4. I have the Apple Training Series on Final Cut, Logic, etc on my Kindle in all it’s forms:
    Kindle (device), iPad App and Desktop app. They have been there since BEFORE the iPad & probably cost less than what Apple is charging.

    The smartest thing Apple could do would be to buy a license from Amazon for the AZW format and encryption and build it into the Books app or alternately work with Amazon to improve the Kindle apps and drop their store & app completely.

  5. Yawn. Apple really needs a subscription based service, like Safari. For my money and for the price of one book, Safari gives me access to all the books in their library (I have the unlimited bookshelf) and more, plus videos. They just released an iPad app as well which makes the experience even better.

  6. Anyone know the issue between Apple (i.e., Jobs) and only the world’s largest publisher on the planet for books written in the English language–Random House and all it’s many, MANY, and again I repeat, MANY subsidiaries?

    Any salient replies are welcomed. Thanks.

  7. rbutler..

    I’m not in the know here, but look at Apple’s model. They don’t give a crap about content… they’re making big bucks from the devices

    Amazon’s is the opposite, amazon couldn’t care less about the Kindle sales, the money is in the content.

    So in Apple’s case there’s downward pressure on content profitability
    In Amazon’s case theire’s downward pressure on hardware profitability

    Guess which one Random House is more scared of.

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