It's amazing how much of the rumors about the Apple tablet run around content publishers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Did you find a lot? Because the Wall Street Journal has just published another article related to the subject.
Citing sources familiar with the situation, the vehicle says that HarperCollins (one of several companies under the umbrella of the giant News Corp.) is yet another company that would be negotiating with Apple to include electronic books on its tablet. The publisher would be responsible for eBook prices and, as in the App Store, Cupertino's firm would be left with a percentage of the profits from sales.
It is not yet known, however, whether the contents would be sold in the iTunes Store itself or in a new (sub-) store dedicated to books. Regardless, with the rumor materializing, Apple faces the Amazon portal head-on in yet another highly contested segment.
Everything indicates that we will know more about this (among other things) at the event that Apple scheduled for the next 27th.