Word on the street is that Apple will announce something along the lines of a “Garage Band for e-Books” this Thursday. That is, a drop dead simple way to create, package and digitally publish books.
At Nieman Journalism Lab, Joshua Benton thinks this could lead to a tremendous content explosion similar to what happened when blogging platforms appeared in the early 2000s.
Sill, he asks:
Will ease of ebook authoring come with greater ease of ebook publishing?
Will there be an iBooks for Android?
Will this new tool publish in multiple formats or simply create iBooks?
If ebook publishing really does become super easy, how should news publishers fit it into their workflows?
Click through to read his thoughts on each of these questions.