Ebooks Abound in New iPhone Apps Store

Today my email inbox (and the twittersphere) is brimming with comments about ebooks comprising 8% of the currently available apps in the new iPhone Apps store.

These are not all ebook readers, mind you, some appear to be individual public domain titles available for $.99. This may well just be low-hanging fruit for developers (packaging up text and/or html into an app is probably a great way to get your feet wet with the iPhone SDK), but it’s still worth noting.

There’s already been some interesting activity around ebooks on the iPhone (like Readdle and TextOnPhone), but iPhone 2.0 may prompt a real surge in ebook activity on the iPhone.

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