Apple Now Rejecting eBooks Because of Links to Amazon
Did you hear about the latest nasty thing Apple was caught doing? Seth Godin is reporting on his blog that he won’t be able to sell his latest book in iBooks.
I just found out that Apple is rejecting my new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams and won’t carry it in their store because inside the manifesto are links to buy the books I mention in the bibliography.
Quoting here from their note to me, rejecting the book: “Multiple links to Amazon store. IE page 35, David Weinberger link.”
So… when do we get to the news? You do realize that this is the same Apple who forced media companies (Amazon, Netflix, Pandora, et al) to remove ebookstores, website links, and other useful info from iOS apps, right?
Is anyone surprised that they rejected Seth Godin’s book?