Apple has already listed more than 30,000 free books from Project Gutenberg into its new ebook store for the upcoming iPad. The Gutenberg library of free digital books maintains a huge collection of literature in the public domain.
This shows that it will be easy for iPad users to access public domain books directly through the iBook Store. Apple is not pre-installing the iBooks app on the iPad. Instead it will be available for free from the App Store, allowing for competition from other ereader apps like Amazon’s Kindle App for iPhone. The iBook app for iPad is expected to eventually become available for the iPhone and iPod touch as well.