Apple’s iPad Expected to Save Newspapers, Magazines, & Books – World Peace Next?

Legacy dead-tree industries sure are expecting a lot from the unreleased Apple iPad. Let’s summarize what I’ve noted so far.

The Associated Press is looking at a subscription model for newspaper news (minus local newspapers) to come from the iPad…

AP iPad App Subscription Fees May Help AP, But What About Local Newspapers?

Magazines publishers (well, at least one) expect to reinvent magazines on the iPad…

More Hopes Pinned on the iPad: This Time Conde Nast is Looking for a Magazine Rescuer

You would think that the success of ebooks with the Amazon Kindle and digital audio books from Audible (also owned by Amazon) would be enough of a reinvention for books. But, publisher Penguin thinks otheriwise…

paidContentUK: First Look: How Penguin Will Reinvent Books With iPad

We’ve actually seen audio, video, and interactivtiy in book-type content on computers for several decades now (espeically for content aimed at young children). So, it will be interesting to see if book publsihers can come up with a new e-angle for books.