Apple hype grows ahead of Thursday event

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MacRumors suggests Apple may be gearing up for a major announcement this Thursday on a new eBooks publishing tool for authors and publishers.

Citing the Wall Street Journal and ArsTechnica, MacRumors said Apple may be coming out with a tool that would make the publishing process as easy as creating a song in GarageBand.

MacRumors suggested Apple may also be preparing to announce support for the ePub 3 standard as well, and hopes to open the door for publishers to create interactive ebooks.

MacRumors also points to other sources, however, who are pooh-poohing the GarageBand prediction and say the event is being over-hyped. They’re looking for something more modest on support to the textbook industry.