U.S. Government To Sell Merch On Apple’s iTunes Store

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Every business wants their product sold on Apple’s iTunes, and with the signing of a new agreement, that includes the U.S. Government.

The Government Printing Office, in charge of disseminating information with products that track business conducted by the three branches of government, is going into business with Apple, according to Newsday. The report says the agency signed an agreement with Apple to sell some federal publications in e-book form on the Apple iTunes store, making them available for iPads, eReaders, PCs and Macs.

The GPO began converting many of its titles into e-books in late 2010, when it signed a deal with Google’s eBookstore. E-book sales represent a small portion of GPO sales now, with about 700 sold from 50 titles, but those numbers are expected to grow significantly in the coming years.

One title that’s available now on iTunes is aimed at alerting Americans of the dangers of financial scams. “Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists are Ripping Off America” was written by a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

The goal is to better reach the American public to inform them of what their government is doing, and with this deal that’s never been easier.

You can read the full article here.

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