Apple Job Posting Points to Impending International iBooks Launch

Apple recently posted a job listing for “Manager, iBooks, Asia Pacific & Canada” that’s got blogs–look at Quill & Quire and MacRumors–speculating about the international launch of iBooks, which is currently slated to launch only in the US when the iPad is released.

According to Apple, “This position is responsible for launching and growing the iBook business in Asia Pacific and Canada and building an extensive offering for customers. This will involve working with the iBooks and iTunes teams in Cupertino, Canada, Australia and other countries, and with content partners to secure content from U.S., international and local providers, and to market that content on the iBooks store and through other marketing programs.”

So clearly Apple has big plans for iBooks that the company is hoping to get going on soon. So, if you want to live in Toronto or Sydney (which is where the listing says the position will be based), have 8-10 years of publishing experience and maybe an MBA, start drafting your cover letter and update that resume. When Apple calls you for an interview, tell ’em eBookNewser sent you (actually, don’t).