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March 28th, 2010 • Posted in Authors and Books

30,000 out-of-copyright books for free? That’s it. I’m getting an iPad next week.

According to AppAdvice  Apple has imported the entire Project Gutenberg library of over 30,000 out-of-copyright books into iTunes, making it very easy, apparently, for iPad owners to access them. Apple’s $9.99 bestseller price puts the iTunes book store in direct competition with Amazon’s e-book store and the iPad head-to-head with Kindle. While the Kindle can also read the ePub format from Project Gutenberg, users reportedly have to go through a more convoluted download process to get books to the device.