6653 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2012 9:36 AM by simon.co.nz
The only thing I am not happy with regarding my iPad is the iBook store. I'm assuming it's just the New Zealand one, but there are only free books. No best sellers like I was expecting. Is a huge let down as it was a big reason I bought it. Anyone know why this is?
Licensing rights are really difficult to negotiate. Unfortunately, there isn't a unified world licensing system, it has to be done country by country. I don't know if you were around, but I think the NZ version of the iTunes store followed the US version by 5 years, give or take. Even here in the US, there are lots of publishers missing.
If I were you, I'd download the Kindle App, and browse Amazon's selections. They have a much larger selection and more publishers. And, in many cases, lower prices. They have a 3 year head start on licensing. Of course, Kindle in NZ won't be available until late August, so you may not have access to the app.
Anyways, this is a bummer for a lot of countries. This will change over time as agreements are signed, one by one.
If we can't access iBooks in New Zealand why advertise we can? Please edit the New Zealand page state that ibooks isn't avaliable.
Notice the nz in the url string. Or perhapse advise the kindle app.