Apple has launched a local version of is iBookstore ebook shop in Japan, taking the number of territories it serves to 51.
The store includes emerging and established authors including Shyotaro Ikenami, Jiro Akagawa, Atsuko Asano and Ryu Murakami and offers books from major and independent publishers, includingKodansha, KADOKAWA, Bungeishunju, Gakken and Gentosha.
Books purchased from the store can be read on Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPand mini products.
“We’re excited to launch the iBookstore in Japan with a wide selection of Japanese publishers and authors,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
“We’re thrilled to have our books on the iBookstore,” said Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, Chairman of KADOKAWA Group Holdings.
“More than anything, I think it’s great the iBookstore lets us offer our readers a wide variety of reading experiences that they can’t have anywhere else and that they can only have on their iOS device.”