WSJ: Harper Collins Looking for E-Book Deal for Apple Tablet

Paul Lilly

Hey, have you heard the news? Apple's making a tablet, and it's going to be awesome. It's going to have a touchscreen, and it's gonna be a tablet. And it's going to be awesome!

Confused? Then you haven't been listening to the Maximum PC podcast. But Gordon's rant notwithstanding, Apple really is making a tablet (we think), and according to the Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins Publishers is currently hammering out a contract with Apple to provide electronic books for the upcoming tablet.

Like everything else surrounding the Apple tablet, details are fuzzy. It looks as though HarperCollins will set the prices of the e-books, and that they'll come with some additional features, but it's anyone's guess whether they'll be sold in a new e-book store or via the iTunes Store.

Either way, HarperCollins is turning the heat up on Amazon, which currently rules the e-book kingdom, at least until Apple finally starts shipping its long rumored tablet.

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