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We’re guessing that Apple may use Wednesday’s iPad media event to at least mention that publishing giant Random House is now part of the iBookstore after switching to the agency model -- with a number of titles already available.
MacRumors is reporting that Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and other titles published by Random House are popping up in Apple’s iBookstore, just a day after the publishing giant announced it had switched to an agency business model for e-books, which better fits the 70/30 split offered by Apple and others.
The move, which was first caught by 9to5Mac, is noteworthy because Random House has been absent from the iBookstore since its launch a year ago, and the publisher is the last of the six giants to finally make their catalog available in Apple’s e-book marketplace.
Speculation ran rampant yesterday that Random House’s announcement of a switch to the agency model would bring their e-books to Apple’s devices, and that now appears to be the case. We’re guessing that Apple may make at least a cursory announcement of the new deal at today’s media event in San Francisco, which kicks off at 10am PST (1pm EST).
In the meantime, you might want to fire up iBooks and see if any of your favorite Random House titles are there yet!
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(Image courtesy of MacRumors)