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Apple iBookstore has opened in Australia


Just over six months have passed since the launch of the iPad, and today, the iBookstore has now officially opened in Australia.

Quoting an Apple spokesperson, The Age reports that the good folks down under now have access to "thousands" of new titles from a wide array of publishers including Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins, Hardie Grant, Murdoch Publishers and Wiley.

Previously, Australians using an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch were only able to view out-of-copyright books on the Australian iBookstore or use US-based apps like the Amazon Kindle and Kobo app. However, these apps have a meager offering of Australian books, reported The Age.

Managing director of Hachette, Malcolm Edwards, said that Australian readers " have a store perfectly tailored for their needs." And HarperCollins announced that its "...full e-book catalogue of local and international titles would be available through the iBookstore."

If you're in Australia and have access to the new iBooksotre, let us know how it's going in the comments below.

[via Macsimum News]

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