According to a new Ars Technica report, the printed textbook market is seemingly on the verge of being "digitally destroyed" by Apple, which is scheduled to hold a publishing-related event on Thursday, January 19, at New York's Guggenheim Museum.
Despite the fact that Apple has, in its characteristic style, refrained from sharing any details about the event, other than that it will largely mark an "education announcement," reports have it that the company will announce what apparently will be a "GarageBand for Books" system for authoring as well as selling ebooks.
Going by the reports, the Thursday event will chiefly pivot around the education market and digital textbooks; and area which had, for a number of years, been the key personal focus of Apple's legendary CEO Steve Jobs, who was long working to find ways to revolutionize the textbook market.
As per the Ars Technica report, Jobs was involved in the `digital textbooks' project for the last few years, and Apple's advancements in this direction were initially scheduled for announcement in October last year, alongside the debut of the iPhone 4S. However, Jobs' imminent death seemingly brought about an eleventh-hour postponement of the plans.
Meanwhile, in what can be seen as somewhat of a substantiation of the Ars Technica report about the textbook-publishing industry set for a momentous transformation, an Apple Insider report said that the forthcoming event will likely "focus on enhancements to the iBooks platform with respect to education and digital textbook publishing."
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