Users of the app will be able to download digital editions of titles from authors such as James Patterson, Ben Elton and Richard Branson.
They can turn pages, make notes on pages and change font style and size.
Jonathan Davis, digital publisher at Random House Group Digital, said, “This is the first time a major UK publisher has made mass-market books available via the Apple App Store. The iPhone and iPod Touch are fantastic convergence devices and we’re delighted customers can now enjoy digital versions of some of our bestselling books on a device which fits neatly in their pocket.”
The ebook app costs £7.49.
Last week the publisher launched a community site for book lovers (nma.co.uk 22 May 2009). Users can set up their own profile page and rate and review books.