iBooks' Free Books Catalog from Project Gutenberg

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A ton of the bestselling books in the Kindle Store are free, just like free and cheap apps are the most downloaded in the App Store. So we're not too surprised Apple's baking in a catalog of free books from Project Gutenberg right into the iBooks store.

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As we've mentioned, and as Steve Jobs told somebody via email, the iPad will read any DRM-free book in the epub format, so even if Gutenberg's books weren't in the iBooks store, you'd able to stick them on there anyway. [App Advice]

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I wonder if the project is named for the Gutenberg Bible. [en.wikipedia.org] Brought to you by the same people who brought you the Jesus Phone. I see a pattern...