Thursday, 11 December 2008

Ebooks from Random House for iPhones

Since the Kindle is sold-out, maybe you can read books on your iPhone.

Free eBooks, are now available for iPhone or iPod touch from Randon House and Ballantine.Random House and Ballantine will be the first major book publishers to make full-length books available for free on iPhone through Lexcycle Stanza, Apple iPhone and iPod Touch book reader app.

The authors list includes Alan Furst, Julie Garwood, Charlie Huston, David Liss, Laurie Notaro, Arthur Phillips and Simon Rich. The initial offerings will be drawn from each author's backlist and will include excerpts for any new hardcovers coming in 2009. Stanza users already have access to a public domain library which sees nearly 40,000 downloads a day.

Random House is providing links to retailers like Amazon, Barnes and,, and to encourage readers to purchase more books by these authors.

"A free eBook is a great way to sample a new writer, and help spread the word," says Charlie Huston, whose novels 'Caught Stealing', 'Six Bad Things', and 'A Dangerous Man' will all be available on Stanza.

"Besides, it's good to give things away. They're books. We write them for people to read them." Random House and Ballantine titles will be available beginning today to all iPhone and iPod Touch Stanza users. Stanza for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store or from

Penguin is offering Penguin 2.0 and Penguin Mobile. There is a Penguin US iPhone application, as well as website for mobile phones. The app can download the app from iTunes here, or just visit the mobile-optimized site.

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