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Following up on last week's story that the iPad will support the Project Gutenberg's ePpub file format, App Advice is reporting that it has observed a significant number of free titles from Project Gutenberg included directly in the store. If you're not familiar with the Gutenberg Project, it's a free online digital library supported by volunteers. This library already includes over 30,000 free eBooks from the public domain.
An initial look at Apple's iBookstore has revealed that Apple has decided to include assorted Project Gutenberg titles directly. These files are apparently appearing as free downloads.
With Apple's iPad en route for April 3rd, the cool cats at TiPb.com have pointed out that Apple is using the ePub format for its iPad Bookstore, which should actually allow access to hundreds of thousands of free books. And while Apple's iBooks will contain a FairPlay DRM layer which won't work on other eReader devices, the Project Gutenberg books, which are still in ePub format, should work on the iPad.
Perhaps one of the coolest parts of the Internet, Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize thousands of books that are out of copyright. Per Apple's comments, users can "add free ePub titles to iTunes and sync them to the iBooks app on your iPad."