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Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition coming to iBooks today

Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition

Random House, the same publisher who released the Harry Potter Enhanced Edition is set to release a special edition of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series to iBooks. The Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition features all new watercolor covers, which you can see here, in-depth character maps, Martin-approved annotations and more.

The new maps at beginning of each chapter gives readers and interactive look at the current character's location and details of all the surrounding castles and lands, and an appendix at the end of the novel includes additional information about Westeros, according to Entertainment Weekly.

How do I download comic books to my iPad?

Tablets, including the iPad, are a great way to read digital comics, and the Apple App Store is full of apps to download comic books. Comics by comiXology is a free app that allows iOS users to access comic books from all the major publishers, such as Marvel, DC, Image and more. The app also offers a subscription service where users can read back issues of comics for a monthly fee.

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Two More Sources Reaffirm October iPad mini Event

An October iPad mini announcement is looking better and better. The reliable and well-connected Jim Dalrymple confirmed John Paczkowski's earlier rumor which claimed Apple will hold a second fall product event to be held on October 23.

iPad Mini

On Saturday, Reuters became the first major news outlet to reaffirm the October 23rd rumor. In an article titled "Apple to host October 23 event, iPad mini expected", Reuters cites another "source familiar with the matter", who verified Apple will hold an event on October 23, but declined to specify what for.

Harry Potter eBooks Now Available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels are now compatible with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Rowling’s website is offering the entire Potter series in ePub format via her Pottermore Shop. The electronic books are compatible with most iOS and Android devices, or other eReaders that work with the ePub format. You can check below for a complete list of compatible devices

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The individual books range between $8 and $10 each, or you can get the entire set for $57.54. The Harry Potter novels are not available in the Apple iBookstore, but they can be downloaded from the Amazon Kindle store.

iPad 2 Hardware: New Details Emerge

Apple watchers are expecting Apple to release the iPad 2 this spring, packed with new features and a refined form factor. Aside from various mock-ups of the next generation iPad appearing at CES this year, several recent leaks from industry insiders are painting a more detailed picture of what the iPad 2 hardware will include.

Apple iPad 2 concept model CES 2011

Similar to Apple's improvements to the iPhone 4 with the Retina display, AppleInsider discoveries have been made indicating a quadrupling of screen resolution is in the works for the iPad 2. Thanks to the release of iOS 4.3 beta firmware, developers have found graphics in the iBooks application that have two different resolutions.

How can I add PDF files / free ePub books to my iPad?

You can add PDF (Portable Document Format) or ePub (Electronic Publication) books directly to your iTunes library and read them on your iPad. To transfer these files to your iPad follow these instructions:

1. Make sure you have the iBooks app installed on your iPad. You can find iBooks in the App Store for free.

2. Download the PDF or ePub files you wish to read to your computer, then run iTunes.

3. Navigate to File -> Add to Library. Find the PDF or ePub files you wish to add and select them.

4. From the left menu in iTunes (under LIBRARY) choose Books.

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iBooks App Gets Update: Users Report Problems

Those who enjoy reading books now have added functionality thanks to Apple's update of iBooks to version 2.1 on the iPad and other iOS devices. One notable improvement includes the ability to read fully illustrated children's books, photography books, or cookbooks and the like.

Apple iPad app iBooks 1.2

In addition, a new Collections feature helps to organize your book collection into different categories for easy access. Full AirPrint compatibility is also included in the update, allowing users to print PDF files or notes directly to their printers.

Apple Announces International Pricing and Local iBookstores

Apple confirmed it intends to launch international versions of its iBookstore when it ships the iPad to several countries on May 28. iBooks will be available as a free app from the App Store and ebooks can be previewed, purchased and read using the e-reader software.

Apple iPhone iPad software

Previous to the international ship date, the iBookstore was limited to iPad owners in the US due to local copyright laws. So far, Apple has sold 1.5 million ebooks on iPads across the US. Apple continues to work on deals with several publishers and has verified iBookstore access will be available in the following countries:

Does iBooks come with the iPad / How much does iBooks cost?

The iBooks application will not ship with the iPad as a native application. The app will be available as a separate free download from the iTunes App Store.

iBooks provides access to Apple's iBookstore including the Project Gutenberg library of over 30,000 free public-domain books. Apple is expected to offer New York Times bestsellers at the same price as Amazon's Kindle, for $9.99 each.

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iPad iBooks to Launch with 30,000 Free Books

A report today from AppAdvice.com brought welcome news to anyone interested in reading eBooks on the iPad. With their privileged peek at the iPad's iBookstore, AppAdvice.com was able to spot that Apple has included the entire Project Gutenburg library of eBooks. This means over 30,000 free books will be available for download through iBooks. Yep, 30,000 free books.

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For those of you that aren't already familiar with Project Gutenburg, it is the largest online collection of free eBooks. The project was founded by the inventor of eBooks, Michael Hart. Project Gutenburg is volunter supported, and continues to grow.

The following list of the project's top 10 eBooks over the last 30 days provides just a few examples of the sort of literature available through Project Gutenburg:

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