And the news just keeps getting better and better for those looking forward to using their iPad as a reader. AppAdvice is reporting that the entire Project Gutenberg catalog will be directly available for free download on the iPad via iBooks. Project Gutenberg is a free online library which features over 30,000 copyright-expired titles. And we’re not talking just any old rubbish here either! A quick glance at the Project Gutenberg Top 100 reveals that Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is currently number 1, with other titles including Dracula by Bram Stoker, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and the Kama Sutra!
However, as exciting as this prospect is, at the moment it’s possible that only US iPad and iBooks users will be able to take advantage of the free downloads, as Project Gutenberg points out on their Wiki that the books are only free in the US because their copyright has expired in that country, and this might not be the case outside of the US.
By Maura Sutton