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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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  • iphoneapps

    So now as of end of April we see that Amazon has snapped up Stanza and says they will let Stanza run independent of Kindle. We’ll wait and see how long that lasts. What does an independent author of an eBook do if he/she wants their own iPhone app? Whose eBook reader can they use?

    The Toy Lounge of St. Paul MN – http://thetoylounge.com/ebooks – creates iPhone apps for eBooks, and can incorporate the Toy Lounge eBook Reader into each custom eBook application.

  • bowerbird

    > http://thetoylounge.com/ebooks

    got any sample books that people can evaluate?

    -bowerbird