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Do Not Install Amazon Kindle App Update Version 3.6.1 on Your iPhone or iPad

If you use the Amazon Kindle app on your Apple device, you should not install the 3.6.1 update for the app.

UPDATE: Amazon has released a 3.6.2 update and removed the warning about the previous edition. The new release includes “Fix for Registration Issue” and “Various Bug Fixes and Security Fixes”

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Do you like reading eBooks on your iPhone or iPad using Amazon’s Kindle app? Then here’s a tip, don’t download the latest update 3.6.1. This advice is coming straight from Amazon. The company posted this note on the app’s listing in iTunes: “There is a known issue with this update. If you are an existing Kindle for iOS user, we recommend you do not install this update at this time.”

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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace Is Currently $4 on Amazon, B&N and iTunes

AmazonBarnes & Noble and Apple are running $4 sale on David Foster Wallace‘s masterpiece, Infinite Jest.

As of this 5:23 p.m. ET writing, the same book currently costs $8.89 on Google Play and $9.99 on Kobo. This week, Hachette dropped the agency model for eBook pricing, allowing digital book marketplaces to price books as they wish. Will we see eBook price wars without these price restrictions?

paidContent has more about the new eBook contracts: “Hachette’s new contracts with ebook retailers following the publisher’s September settlement with the Department of Justice are now place. As of Tuesday, Amazon had begun discounting some Hachette ebooks slightly; today, the discounts are larger, and Google and Barnes & Noble is discounting as well. Apple is not discounting the ebooks yet.” (link via ohhaiworld)

Steve Jobs Stars in Another Comic Book

Bluewater Productions has released a new comic book biography called Steve Jobs: Founder of Apple. The 32-page comic features cover art by Joe Phillips, pencils by Chris Schmidt and a script by C.W. Cooke.

According to Bluewater, the comic was inspired by success of a successful comic profiling Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Bluewater also has a comic book biography of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates slated for release in March. The title, Bill Gates: Co-Founder of Microsoft, was written by Martin Pierro and illustrated by Zach Bassett.

The Bluewater comic writing was completed prior to Steve Jobsdeath in October. Jobs now stars in Amazon’s most popular 2011 holiday book and two comic books. As we previously reported, Forbes published a 60-page graphic novel called The Zen of Steve Jobs.

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Authorized Steve Jobs Biography Coming in 2012

Biographer Walter Isaacson has landed a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish an authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. iSteve: The Book of Jobs will be released in early 2012.

International Creative Management literary agent Amanda Urban negotiated the deal with editorial director Alice Mayhew. The manuscript has also been acquired by several worldwide publishers including Little, Brown Book Group (UK), Companhia das Letras (Brazil), and China CITIC Press (China).

According to the press release, Isaacson spent three years interviewing Jobs, his family members, Apple colleagues, and competitors to write this book. He has written biographies of  Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Henry Kissinger.

Apple Opens iPad 2 Pop-Up Store at SXSW; Could It Work for Bookselling?

Today Apple will open a temporary pop-up store in Austin, Texas to sell the iPad 2 to tech fans at the SXSW Festival.

Do you think pop-up stores could work for bookselling? Authors could band together to open a store near a music festival, writing conference, or other major event. Publishers could celebrate a mystery author’s launch with a genre-focused bookstore.

Apple offered these details about the pop-up store: “An Apple Store is popping up at 522 Congress at W. 6th St. in downtown Austin. Get your iPad 2 starting Friday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. And don’t miss a moment of SXSW.”

Quarto Makes US Buy, Gets Hit By Returns

As reported yesterday in a variety of outlets (including the Bookseller) Quarto, the London-based and listed international book publisher, has bought MBI Publishing Company, a publisher and distributor of special interest titles, based in Minneapolis. MBI, which becomes part of the Quayside Group and will managed by its CEO, Ken Fund, publishes books for transport enthusiasts, and is a US distributor for a number of overseas, predominantly UK-based, publishers of specialist transport titles; it also publishes a range of military history and militaria titles, under the Zenith imprint, and a more general list of regional, outdoor activity, sport, and special interest titles under the Voyageur Press imprint.

But all is not completely rosy in the house of Quarto, which saw sales dip 5% in the six months to June 30, with profit growth of just 1%, after its UK publishing businesses Aurum and Apple were hit by returns of “strongly promoted” 2006 titles. Laurence Orbach, chairman and chief executive, said he was satisfied with the performance of the group in a “tough and demanding business environment.”