One major benefit of ebooks doesn’t necessarily apply directly to readers — digital reading has made it a good deal simpler for aspiring authors to self-publish books and sell them through huge storefronts like Amazon’s Kindle Store or Apple’s iBookstore. Now, Apple is making an effort to do more promotion for those indie authors by means of a new section of its online store called “Breakout Books.” According to Apple’s descriptions, all of the books listed are independently published to Apple’s storefront and have also received high rankings from those who have already purchased and read the books — it’s like a “best of” section for the self-publishers in the iBookstore.

via Apple launches ‘Breakout Books’ to highlight exclusive, self-published works | The Verge.

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