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.

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