iPad publisher Callaway Digital Arts enlists Martha Stewart and the iFund

Apple’s iPad has been hyped as the future of publishing — books, magazines, you name it. Now high-profile venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is putting millions of dollars behind that idea. Through its iPhone- and iPad-focused iFund, Kleiner just led a $6 million round in iPad app publisher Callaway Digital Arts.

Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr: iPad ‘will rule the world’

Most of the focus at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ iFund event today was on Apple’s upcoming iPad, with five startups (Gogii, Ngmoco, Pinger, Shazam, and Booyah) confirming on-stage that they’re developing iPad applications. Kleiner partner John Doerr sounded especially excited about the device, claiming that it will “rule the world.”