According to the WSJ, HarperCollins Publishers is in talks with Apple to provide e-books for the upcoming tablet. If something like this actually happens, companies like Amazon will take a serious hurting from such a deal. According to HarperCollins’ own chief exec, Amazon would have something to worry about because: “e-books enhanced with video, author interviews and social-networking applications could command higher retail prices for publishers than current e-books”.
Such an idea would (and should) be ideal for Apple’s upcoming tablet on the 27th. Of course, there will be more speculation until Apple’s press event, but just imagine this for a moment: man created the e-book, and now a super e-book. I like it.