As blogs like Snarkmarket wonder about whether books on the iPad will take off...
The iPad obviously can’t fit into your pocket. And Apple wants you to keep your iPhone there. No. The iPad wants to conquer your backpack.
It wants you to leave your laptop, your books, your magazines, your notebooks, your portable DVD player, your netbook, your Kindle all at home. Or it wants you to never buy them. It wants to monopolize your mobile bag. If not at the airport, then definitely for short trips.
...The New York Times reports that independent publisher and distributor Perseus Group has signed on with Apple. The inclusion of smaller quality presses (Grove Atlantic most especially) with Apple is a sign that the iBookstore isn't just dicking around. (Perseus recently sent someone to talk with Amazon, but it's unclear if Amazon will just tell them to fuck off and die now.)