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What’s Apple Building in There?

ipodtouch.jpgPublishing types have been buzzing all week about Adam L. Penenberg‘s long Fast Company article about Amazon.com, Inc. and the future of the book.

The article explores the company’s $9.99 pricing structure for many Kindle books, an arrangement that reportedly creates a loss for Amazon as publishers are “earning between $12 and $13 per e-book.” Despite the Amazon-centric focus, this GalleyCat editor spotted a nugget of Apple intelligence, as Penenberg examined the company’s patent for a tablet device and an intriguing screen design–another of the fabled “Kindle-killers.”

Here’s more from the article: “a recent patent application, listing as lead inventors Steve Hotelling, the man behind Apple’s multitouch-screen patents for the iPhone, and Jonathan Ive, [Steve Jobs]‘s design guru, includes a multitouch e-book technology. U.S. patent application No. 20080204426 (‘Gestures for Touch Sensitive Input Devices’) describes a method to ‘simulate a finger turning the page in an actual paper-bound book.’”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.