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Not Just An App Review

some interesting observations:

despite having the word book in their names, this collection of Kindle Fire formatted children's books are as much apps as they are books. If that assumption is correct, then the "appification" of 1,000-books (or 1,000 apps) of children's book/apps before the Kindle Fire launch next month appears to be heavily subsidized by Amazon. Book publishers, especially the long-tail of small-house children's book publishers, are already strapped keeping up with two formats (iOS and Kindle) to support yet another format, the Kindle Fire version of Android (which, like iOS apps, must be approved by Amazon before making it onto the Kindle Fire).

However, as always, some creative entrepreneurs started thinking about books as software long ago. The Kindle Fire could be their overnight success that took ten years to happen. For example, the decade-old company, zuuka, publishes iStory Time apps for the iPad via iTunes and will have Fire formatted books on day one.

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