The PW Morning Report: Friday, April 2, 2010

By Craig Teicher -- Publishers Weekly, 4/2/2010 8:58:04 AM
A daily roundup of book and publishing news from across the Web: The iPad debuts tomorrow. Welcome to the mostly-iPad edition of the Morning Report.

Do You Need an iPad?
The New York Times investigates.

Marvel Comics Comes to iPad
The comics world is buzzing about Marvel's app for the iPad. Here are some details.

Meet the First Guy in the iPad Line: Video
Normally I wouldn't point to my own blog, but this is just funny, funny, funny. This guy has been waiting in front of the 5th Avenue store since Wednesday, and he's the same guy who was first in line years ago for the iPhone launch.

Amazon Loses e-Book War
PC Magazine summarizes yesterday's battle between Amazon and trade publishers.

The Power of Books
In non-iPad news, Edward Nawotka wonders about the relationship between literature and power in China. From Publishing Perspectives.

Goodbye Book Jackets
In case you missed it, here's Motoko Rich's lament for the loss of the book jacket—and it's free advertising opportunities—in the e-book era.