If you got an iPad this weekend, you know the iBooks app comes pre-installed with Winnie-the-Pooh. The attached iBookstore has a bunch of titles with which to fill your wood-grained shelves.
But in a welcome change from the walled garden of the App Store, iBooks will happily show you any ePub file you throw it. Including last week’s short story, Snake People.
If you want to test it out, you can download the ebook and try it out for yourself.
You’ll be downloading an ePub file that you need to drag over to iTunes. It will end up in the “Books” section of the sidebar, and should transfer the next time you sync. If it doesn’t, check that you have “Sync Books” ticked.
It’s not as slick as being able to purchase directly through the iBookstore, but Apple doesn’t let you “sell” free books. Neither does Amazon. It’s frustrating but understandable; they have costs, too.
If you have an iPad, try it out. Problems/concerns, leave a note here, or tweet.