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Aug
If you have an iPhone, for sure you need to try reading a book on it. It might not be the most user friendly screen size to do that but, I think is something we must try.. just because.

Anyway, if you are looking for the best free iPhone book apps (not top free books) here is a list with the best apps available in App Store. This list was made August 2011.

Once you get these apps on your phone you will discover that you can download and read a bunch of free books for iPhone and iPad.

Top Free iPhone Book Apps


iBooks for iPhone

iBooks for iPhone

free app
by By Apple
     
38741 Ratings
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iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics day ornight. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Features:

Download many of your favorite books from the included iBookstore.
Read a free sample of any book on the iBookstore before making it a part of your collection.
Reorder your books on your bookshelf or browse them in a list sorted by title, author, or category.
Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections. Swipe left or right to jump between Collections.
Easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment.
Change the font size and pick from six included type faces to make your books more comfortable to read.
Find a word, character, or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature.
Keep your bookmarks, notes, and your current page wirelessly in sync between iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the new automatic bookmark syncing feature.

iBooks reviews

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Knowledge is power! (by Hdcjdydjyd)
The new features are great,but I would love it if IBooks would add a in app dictionary so I can look up a word I am uncertain of.
Thanks for listening!
     
Please make a nighttime option (by KasiKat)
I hate that I have to exit and go though the iPhone settings to get white on black text. Please make an in app option to go to white on black text, it would be so helpful :)
Kindle for iPhone

Kindle for iPhone

free app
by By AMZN Mobile LLC
     
143115 Ratings
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The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, and magazines on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. Youll have access to over 950,000* books in the Kindle Store plus over 100* newspapers and magazines. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.

Get the best reading experience available on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad:
Shop the Kindle Store by visiting Amazon for over 950,000* Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers*. Over 610,000* of these books are $9.99 or less, including 79 New York Times Best Sellers.
*New*: Read over 100 newspapers and magazines including The Economist and Readers Digest with high resolution color images. Visit the Kindle Store to subscribe to a newspaper or magazine and have each edition automatically delivered, or purchase individual issues.
Get free book samples read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and either portrait or landscape format.
Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Tap and hold a word to view the definition. Use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.

Kindle reviews

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Apple did it (by Senteag)
To everyone complaining, it’s Apple’s policies on in-app purchases that caused the loss of features. Still is my top reading app, much preferred over the Apple bookstore.
     
Shame on Apple (by Zencrimefighter)
Forcing Kindle and other eReaders to remove in store buttons is a move worthy of Microsoft, not Apple! Why take away a feature clearly loved by app users? Switching to iBooks is just what they (Apple)want you to do. This is Machiavellian and evil. Shame on you Apple!
NOOK for iPhone from Barnes & Noble-Read 2 Million Books, Free Books for iPhone

NOOK for iPhone from Barnes & Noble-Read 2 Million Books, Free Books for iPhone

free app
by By Barnes & Noble
     
13119 Ratings
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NOOK for iPhone from Barnes & Noble offers an incredible reading experience, with more than two million NOOK Books, including New York Times best sellers, new releases, thousands of free books, and sample books free. It is also easy to share eBooks with friends and family using NOOK’s exclusive LendMe technology. Get the FREE NOOK app for iPhone now.

And were not just transforming your iPhone. We have a free Nook app for your iPad, Mac and PC, other smartphones, and a great dedicated eBook reader called NOOK, so you can read the NOOK Books you buy from us on the screen you want.

The NOOK for iPhone app is not just a new chapter, its part of a whole new story that’s going to kindle a real revolution in reading. Your NOOK Books: available, anywhere, anytime, any place.

NOOK for iPhone from Barnes & Noble-Read 2 Million Books, Free Books reviews

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Apple is the Bully of the Year (by Pamela.s Itunes)
remember the kid who stuck his foot out and tripped a kid just before he got to his desk? Well Apple just hired him and he decided to "trip" all the other bookstores after many of us bought the more expensive ipad because it seemed harmless to bibliophiles. That bully is still mad it took him 8 years to do a four year marketing degree. So Apple, take a page, we read books, which means most of us read our text books too.
Fire the bully. He’s gonna make you lose iPad 3 customers who’d rather have freedom to chose than be loyal to a bully, even if it a Apple.
     
Bad Apple (by No store link)
Come on apple. This is not good. Removing the B&N store link is just shows how you have no respect for the consumers who made you very rich.
Audible for iPhone

Audible for iPhone

free app
by By Audible, Inc.
     
10264 Ratings
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Audible.com, the Internets premier provider of digital audiobooks and more, is now available on your iPhone and iPod Touch! This free app features the most comprehensive audiobook experience ever, including Wi-Fi delivery of your Audible.com library, access to the Audible.com mobile store, detailed listening stats, and much more.

Audible for iPhone features the best audiobook experience:

Chapter Navigation, Bookmarking, Sleep Mode, Button Free Mode, and Play as you Download

Wireless transfer of your books from My Library to your device over Wi-Fi

Browse and discover over 85,000 digital audiobooks and more in the Audible.com mobile store

Multitasking for background audio playback and background downloading (iOS 4 and compatible device required)

And the fun extras youve been waiting for:
Earn badges and check your personal listening habits

Get insider information about author events and more with the Audible Newsfeed

Connect to Facebook and Twitter and let your friends know what youre listening to and more

Audible reviews

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Works like a champ (by Addicted_to_Apps)
Rockin’ app!
     
Doesn’t download on 3G (by boringindierockboy)
My only complaint is that the audiobook segments are too large to download to iPhone using a 3G connection. Even using a WIFI connection, they are so large that it takes longer than I can afford to hang out somewhere where there’s a good enough connection. Until Audible offers some solution that allows me to download on-the-go, my account and this app are of little use to me.
Audiobooks for iPhone

Audiobooks for iPhone

free app
by By Cross Forward Consulting, LLC
     
42473 Ratings
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Join the more than 2,200,000 people who have used Audiobooks to listen to over 3,535 classic audiobooks for FREE. In addition to all our free content, we also now include a growing collection of premium audiobooks for your enjoyment. Audiobooks is a fantastic way to access all your favorite audiobooks on your iPhone or iPod Touch. This application gives you access to over 20,000 hours worth of great audiobook content.

Audiobooks provides a simple and straightforward way to listen to many of the best classic books, from Oliver Twist to Moby Dick, and Pride and Prejudice to the Art of War. In addition to all the best classics, we now offer MODERN titles like How to Train Your Dragon and My Sisters Keeper for purchase right inside the app!

Here’s a list of Great features available in Audiobooks:

BACKGROUND PLAYBACK now available with iOS 4 so you can check your email or play a game while listening to your favorite audiobook on any device that supports multitasking
DOWNLOAD books for offline playback
ADVANCED search by Most Popular, Genre, Duration, Author, Narrator or Language
SURPRISE ME! shows you a random book to read, so if you don’t want to decide what to read, the app will select for you

Audiobooks reviews

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Great invention (by Sillyvalley)
Best since sliced bread? Nah. That goes to iPod. But this is the best thing since iPod app. Like many other A/V apps, this one works with iPod’s controls, too! I’ve been using PodCast, iTunes U to access Librivox, Lit2go, and so on but using iPod app on iPhone to do this isn’t easy – especially given several bugs in playlist. This app not only makes searching for titles a breeze, but the packaging (ToC, etc.) is also very practical. Two ears up!

One annoyance is when the app sometimes restarts a chapter after pause; this is ever so problematic when I use iPod control with this one.

To those who complain about narration quality: Go volunteer for Librivox to improve it! (Please visit librivox.org for more information, as they pronounce:-)

Now if we also have Lit2go…
     
Love it! (by Katharine Clark)
Works great with both bluetooth and radio in either of my cars.