MacRumors has found a job listing for "Manager, iBooks Asia Pacific & Canada". Here is part of the job description:
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.
The role includes: working with management, regionally and in Cupertino to determine strategies and priorities for iBooks in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries;...
You know, if Apple really was an innovator, they would be pushing for world digital rights instead of pursuing rights on the current regional system. It's the 21st century, folks. I can buy from a web retailer based out of Melbourne just as easily as I can one based on Atlanta. Blocking either transaction is nonsense.