WSJ claims Apple is in talks with HarperCollins Publishers to make electronic books available for the company's upcoming tablet device. The launch of the Apple tablet is expected on January 27th at a press event in San Francisco.
HarperCollins is expected to set the prices of the e-books, which would have added features, with Apple taking a percentage of sales. Details haven't been ironed out.
It couldn't be learned whether Apple will sell the HarperCollins titles via a new e-book store or through its existing iTunes Store, which sells music, television shows and movies. Other publishers also have met with Apple, people familiar with the matter said. Apple declined to comment.