Apple May Launch “Garageband For E-Books” On Thursday
Apple’s education-focused media event is scheduled for this Thursday, 19 January 2012.
It seems that more details are leaking before the event. This past Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that McGraw-Hill has been working with Apple on this project since last June. Now, ArsTechnica is claiming that one of the key components of Thursday’s announcement will be a new publishing tool for eBooks.
The current state of software tools continues to frustrate authors and publishers alike, with several authors telling Ars that they wish Apple or some other vendor would make a simple app that makes the process as easy as creating a song in GarageBand.
There is a possibility that Apple may announce support for the ePub 3 standard. Apple hopes to open the door for publishers to easily create interactive e-books. It is said and widely believed that when Steve Jobs was alive, he was intimately involved with this project for several years.
Apple’s media event will be held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Thursday,19 January 2012. It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Eastern / 7:00 AM Pacific. It has been reported that Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue will be a key figure in the presentation.
Source: Mac Rumors