Apple iPad Provides 30k Free E-books

Apple iPadApple iPad is believed to provide almost 30,000 free E-Books. They are available for free in Apple’s iBookstore.

These e-books come from Project Gutenberg’s free digital library. They also contain paid titles alongside from most major publishers.

The available e-books will be DRM-free and the paid titles will be wrapped in Apple’s FairPlay DRM. These free e-books that come from the Gutenberg Project has a expired copyright.

Steve Jobs made comment earlier this week that said iBookstore would offer free e-books although the amount of books and where they came from were not said. Report says, you will also be able to add other free, non-DRM titles from iTunes as well.

Unfortunately the iBooks app will not come pre-installed on the iPad. Users have to go to the App Store and download it free of charge.

The Apple iPad is believed to arrive on April 3rd, 2010.

What’s your take on this? 😉

23 thoughts on “Apple iPad Provides 30k Free E-books”

  1. This is a welcome development, but only people that can afford the iPad now can enjoy the free E-book.

  2. This is a great news for iPad users, it is as resourceful as the iPhone, I am going to the users club soon.

  3. Cool e-books in ipad, expected as much, although I like normal books better to strain my eyes less.

  4. This would be a major leap from Apple’s policy of charging customers for everything, be it addons to even customer support
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  5. i have time to read my colege buks !! bt surely wl chek deze e-buks out
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  6. Oh 30,000 free E-Books are such a good numbers.I am getting one by one good news related to Apple’s iPad and now I really can’t wait to experience an iPad.I like reading very much and this is a great news for me.I can say that iPad will be a good hit.

  7. Nice share…Project Gutenberg has some good books, I am sure these books will be helpful to the Ipad owners
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  8. I used project Gutenberg before, there are some really cool books.
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  9. That’s a great incentive for book lovers to get a Apple iPad. 🙂
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  10. Well it’s good to see Apple’s move with the iPad response received so far. 30k ebooks is really cool.
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  11. whether all these books deals with ipad …..??
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    • These free e-books come from Project Gutenberg’s free digital library! They are for iPads!
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