iPad will have 30,000 free books

It's looking very much like Apple's forthcoming iPad will have access to 30,000 free classic e-books if reports are to be believed.

The folks at App Advice say they have seen a working beta of the iBook Store which includes a number of titles from the Gutenberg Project, which offers free downloads of out-of-copyright classics by the likes of Mark Twain and Lewis Caroll.

Much of the massive volunteer-run library is already in Apple's favoured e-pub format making the transition to the new device a doddle.