Apple gains approval for Canadian iBookstore from federal government

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      The federal government has given Apple the okay to offer a Canadian version of its iBookstore.

      Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore announced today (December 14) that Apple Canada has received approval under the Investment Canada Act to set up iBookstore Canada, following a review of whether the e-book store would benefit the country.

      According to a press release from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Apple has promised to promote Canadian-authored books in both domestic and international iBookstores.

      The company has committed to increasing opportunities for Canadian publishers and authors, as well as access to books from aboriginal authors and publishers.

      Apple has also promised to help Canadian publishers streamline the processes of creating and enhancing e-books.

      The iBookstore is accessed through the iBooks app available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

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      Book Eyes

      Dec 17, 2010 at 2:14pm

      U.S. iTunes account, iTunes cards from Target, and you don't need to wait for the Canadian government to tell you what you can buy on the internet. Repeat for music.

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