Fans of classical literature rejoice. Project Gutenberg – the publisher of thousands of free, public domain eBooks – is coming to Apple’s iBookstore. Having previewed Apple’s iBookstore, AppAdvice.com reported this morning that the iPad book store will include free access to more than 30,000 public domain titles, including Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and if Apple doesn’t ban it, the Kama Sutra.
The report confirms speculation that the iPad would be compatible with free eBooks.
This brings a wealth of interesting content to Apple’s iBookstore. From the anomic Kafka to the satirical Twain, there is something for everyone. By incorporating Project Gutenberg’s library into its iBookstore, Apple will undoubtedly simplify access to these foundational titles.
This is great news. Let’s hope that they remain free.