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Paid iBookstore Content Going Live in New Zealand and 17 Latin American Countries

Earlier today, a MacRumors reader noted that paid books had gone live in the iBookstore in New Zealand. While the titles are not yet accessible through the main Books section of the iTunes Store, searches for various others and titles are yielding a number of book results.

Blog do iPhone is also now reporting that paid books are going live in Brazil, and we've confirmed that paid titles are now available in 16 other Latin American countries as well.


Paid iBookstore titles in Brazilian iTunes Store

The full list of new markets we've spotted so far includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

Evidence of new markets for paid iBookstore content comes amid rumors of an iBooks 3.0 launch alongside the "iPad mini" at tomorrow's media event. Apple is expected to make education one of the key themes of the introduction, and with the smaller iPad more closely competing with smaller tablets focused on reading, an expansion of iBookstore content seems to be a logical step.

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25 months ago

For the overpriced ($329) iPad Mini! :apple::apple::apple:

There are always a couple of guys in every thread declaring this or that "overpriced". You have the right to offer an alternate product at a lower price.

Pricing is a well thought out strategy to do more than simply sell a product. It has to account for R&D, capital recovery, dealer margins, and in the case of Apple a front fee for a nearly "free" ecosystem service.

It is clearly not overpriced. It is priced. Some will be able to afford it and others will not. Too bad, so sad. However on the metric of Apple being able to barely keep up with demand at that price, one might even rightly claim it is UNDERPRICED.

Rocketman

All prices drop in real terms when mild deflation is allowed to occur. This government is fighting that as hard as it can.
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago
Cool, Wheel of Time books with alternate titles! Can't wait til the last volume is released in a couple of months...
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
An excellent choice of samples... I'm sold.
Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago

Less than 24 hours!


For the overpriced ($329) iPad Mini! :apple::apple::apple:
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago
Why are the titles in Spanish instead of Portuguese?
Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago

Wow... You guys were late to the party.


The party that is paid books...

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always wondered why the bookstore seemed pretty lame. lol.


Because everything used to be free?
Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago

Why are the titles in Spanish instead of Portuguese?


Well, I did not try yet to see, but I'm a little bit disappointed seeing that some people still think that we Brazilians speak Spanish instead of Portuguese...
I also do not understand why we do not have the Portuguese layout at the Apple products… but this is for other topic.
Let’s try some books and see what Apple has to offer us.
Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago

Why are the titles in Spanish instead of Portuguese?


Because the image above is WRONG, as it refers to Latino/hispanic countries' books - Brazil does NOT speak Spanish; only a few less-than-enlightened US citizens still think so.

Here is the correct image of the Brazilian iBookstore:



@Arn: PLEASE correct the picture on the main page.
Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago
about freaking time...


Its not on my bookstore yet, but hopefulyl tomorrow morning after hte announcement.

Now. where is my TV content.
Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago

Well, I did not try yet to see, but I'm a little bit disappointed seeing that some people still think that we Brazilians speak Spanish instead of Portuguese...
I also do not understand why we do not have the Portuguese layout at the Apple products… but this is for other topic.
Let’s try some books and see what Apple has to offer us.


I'm Brazilian too, but I live in the USA. It's pretty shocking that a company as big as Apple would make such a horrible mistake.
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