These iPad apps are worth checking out for your e-book library

For every writer who says they don’t care how a reader finds their work, just as long as they’re reading it, there’s at least one who swears they will never allow their work to be published electronically, and believe the e-book concept is going to ruin the publishing industry.

My own opinion runs closer to the former. As a writing teacher, I don’t care whether my students are holding a paper book in their hands, or some brand of e-reader, just as long as they’re reading.

 (99 cents) opens up to a screen that says “100 Classics from World Literature. Select From the Books list to start. Use your computer to transfer these files to the iBooks reader on iPad.”

Really? I just paid a buck for that? Choose a book, and you do get some information about the author and the book, but these seem to be cribbed from somewhere, and if they extend beyond the page, there doesn’t seem to be any way to get there.

Essentially, it’s a 99-cent list of books that are available for free via the iBooks store. The handful I searched were all available, free. Save yourself the buck and search iBooks for the word “free.”

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