Apple’s iBookstore for iPad to feature full Gutenberg Project catalog – 30,000 free e-books

Apple Online StoreApple’s “iBookstore already features the Gutenberg Project catalog for free,” Alexander Vaughn reports for App Advice.

“If you’re not familiar with the Gutenberg Project, it’s a free online digital library supported by volunteers,” Vaughn reports. “This library already includes over 30,000 free eBooks from the public domain; it is an amazing popular resource.”

Vaughn reports, “Well, when checking out Apple’s iBookstore, I noticed that Apple has decided to include these directly. I obviously haven’t had the chance to count them, but it appears that the entire catalog is available for free download.”

Full article here.

[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

24 Comments

  1. Doesn’t Google have something like a half a million public domain books scanned in and available for the Nook ereader? Will Apple’s war with Goog prevent them from offering those titles?

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