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Aug
As always if you want a good app you need to pay. The same applies when it comes to free iPhone book apps, you can get a lot for free but I bet what you want will be paid.

I looked in the app store and at the moment the best iPhone paid book apps are the ones below. This list was made in 2011 so by the time you read this post might be already overrated. (I hate it when i land on a website and the list is super old …:( ).

With that in mind here are the best Paid iPhone book Apps.
Free Books - 23,469 classics for less than a cup of coffee. for iPhone

Free Books – 23,469 classics for less than a cup of coffee. for iPhone

$1.99
by By Spreadsong, Inc.
     
6840 Ratings
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Ah, to describe an app in two words… Free Books is just that- Free Books!

Free Books for iPhone is the world’s favorite paid book app. Browse our handpicked collections, download any one of our 23,469 classic books instantly, and read with our fully featured ereader. On the go? We save your place automatically.

We’ve crafted handpicked collections to make browsing a snap, and commissioned hundreds of custom covers to bring you Cover Mode. This is the world of public domain literature like never before.

Unlike “free” apps that charge you $10 a book, with Free Books once you pay, everything’s included. No limits! No download caps. 23,469 classics, in your pocket, for less than a cup of coffee.

Features:
* Books. Free Books! The plays of Shakespeare, the letters of leaders, the autobiographies of Franklin and Carnegie, the collected works of geniuses, the philosophy of Seneca and Plato. It’s all here, along with tens of thousands of other books.

* Handpicked Collections. English 101, Theology, Romance, Ghost Stories, Banned Books… the list goes on. We have 61 hand picked collections to make finding great books a cinch.

* A Perfect Reader. It’s beautiful, fast, and customizable. Curl up with a book in Night Mode, change font sizes with a tap, and turn the page with a simple swipe.

* Original Covers. We make public domain books come alive with absolutely beautiful covers.

3,000,000 people have used our apps over 70,000,000 times- don’t miss out!

Free Books – 23,469 classics for less than a cup of coffee. reviews

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The best .99 I ever spent (by Iago100fuegos)
Great app! It’s like having a pocket library. All the classics are available. Opens up to the last page read. Would give it 4 stars if more recent books were available.
     
Books on my phone. (by Zyxghty qwerty)
Most of the books have been very entertaining. It’s great to have something to read each time you find yourself having to wait. Love that they’re free!
Free Audiobooks - 2,947 classic audiobooks for less than a cup of coffee. for iPhone
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Ah to describe an app in two words Free Audiobooks is just that- Free Audiobooks!

This is the top rated audiobook app on the planet. Browse our handpicked collections, download any one of 2,947 classic audiobooks, and listen with our fully featured audiobook player. On the go? We save your place automatically.

We’ve crafted handpicked collections to make browsing a snap, and commissioned hundreds of custom covers to bring you Cover Mode. This is the world of public domain audiobooks like never before.

Unlike other “free” apps that charge you $10 an audiobook, with Free Audiobooks once you pay, everything’s included. No limits! No download caps. 2,947 classic audiobooks, in your pocket, for less than a cup of coffee.

Features:
* Audiobooks. Free Audiobooks! The plays of Shakespeare, the letters of leaders, the autobiographies of Franklin and Teddy Roosevelt, the collected works of geniuses, the philosophy of Seneca and Plato. It’s all here, along with thousands and thousands of other audiobooks.

* A Perfect Audiobook Player. It’s beautiful, fast, and fully featured. Background listening, 30 second rewind, chapter listings, and more!

* Handpicked Collections. Mystery, Theology, Epic Epics, Romance, Poetry, Philosophy, Children’s, War the list goes on. We have 36 hand picked collections to make finding great books a cinch.

* Magic Downloading. Find something you like. Tap ‘Download and Listen’. We’ll immediately download the first chapter, and a few chapters ahead. Finish a chapter? We’ll download another. We’re sure to always download three chapters ahead- that way you’ll never be without something to listen to.

* Road Trip Ready. Going on a road trip or flight? Just tap ‘Download All’ and we’ll download the whole audiobook in one go.

* Original Covers. We make public domain books come alive with absolutely beautiful covers.

3,000,000 people have used our apps over 70,000,000 times- don’t miss out!

Free Audiobooks – 2,947 classic audiobooks for less than a cup of coffee. reviews

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Multitasking! (by Jared Bowers)
Yes!!! They delivered beautifully! My earlier review is below, and this new update shows how well these developers listen to their customers. Multitasking is exactly what I needed, and the revamped interface looks great. Upgraded from 3 stars to 5 stars, as promised.
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I use Audiobooks all the time and I’m happy with the wide selection and quality. This is an excellent app if you are driving, working out, doing housework, etc. However, it desperately needs multitasking! It would be a five-star app with multitasking, but without multitasking I am limited in how and where I could use this app.

Please add multitasking!
     
Very nice (by Dr. Strobes)
Good selection of literature, including some esoteric pieces, which is especially nice. Some more of the popular classics from the 20th century would be nice, though some of these are too new to fly in public domain cyberspace. Intriguing idea of using volunteers to read; good way to "pay it forward".
Audiobooks Premium for iPhone

Audiobooks Premium for iPhone

$0.99
by By Cross Forward Consulting, LLC
     
2176 Ratings
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Now you can listen to More than 3,500 Audiobooks in the background for FREE!

Join the more than 2,200,000 people who have used Audiobooks. In addition to all our free content, we also now include a growing collection of premium audiobooks for your enjoyment including My Sister’s Keeper and How to Train Your Dragon. 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.

Whether you are stuck in traffic, waiting for your connection, cramming for that English test, doing chores, or just relaxing on your sofa, Audiobooks brings your most beloved audiobooks at the touch of your finger.

Other great features are automatic bookmarking that keeps your place in all the audiobooks in your library, a Custom Sleep Timer and lots of advanced search options.

Much of the recording used in this application is taken from the LibriVox project. This project has volunteers from around the world record their favorite classic books and then release them for the world to enjoy.

Audiobooks Premium reviews

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No way (by Jrobgw)
I got the ap to listen to one book, which happens to be the current #1 bestseller, and it doesn’t have it…. Waste of 99 cents
Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book for iPhone

Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book for iPhone

$0.99
by By Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications
     
421 Ratings
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*** Editors Choice Award from the Children’s Technology Review! ***

This original Puzzle Book App from Disney is perfect for little fingers! Now available for iPhone and iPad.

THE STORY: Poohs tummy is rumbly, but his yummy honey is hiding! Read along as your favorite stuffed bear searches high and low for a sweet treat. Then its up to you to help Pooh Bear find his missing honey pots, and complete fun and challenging puzzles along the way!


This charming Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book App FEATURES:

–Delightful illustrations, professional narration, silly sound effects, and beloved Winnie the Pooh background music.

–Record your voice or your childs reading the story.

–Three reading modes to suit your mood: Read to Me, Use My Recording, and Auto Turn pages.

–Four interactive jigsaw puzzles combine a classic play pattern with a contemporary twist.

–Tap n Play surprises throughout the story.

–Poohs Cupboard matching game ties in to the story and reinforces color recognition.

–Visual Index allows you to jump to your favorite page or puzzle.

Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book reviews

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Unbearably Cute! (by A&Leanna)
My 20 month old LOVES it!
     
Pooh-rrific! (by Emma W)
Love this app. It is SOOO cute!
Book Crawler for iPhone

Book Crawler for iPhone

$1.99
by By Jaime Stokes
     
479 Ratings
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Forgot which books you have read? Tired of buying books you already own? Not sure what to checkout at the library? Want to tell others about what you are reading and share thoughts?

Welcome to Book Crawler- the HIGHEST RATED book database in the App Store based on hundreds of professional and user reviews! With Book Crawler, you finally have a way to quickly and accurately upload your entire book collection into one easy-to-manage library cataloging database! Adding new books to your database is simple and fast with the ISBN barcode scanner or manual number search. Title, author, publisher, copyright, cover art, summaries, Goodreads reviews, and local library location/availability are automatically generated when you enter a book. Worlds first location-aware app helps you share and discuss books with others near you. Locate all books and editions written by your favorite author. Sort and search your library collection with selected or custom parameters to quickly categorize or navigate your entries for quick recall. Its a great tool for library professionals, book collectors, avid readers, teachers, and students!

Featured in the iTunes App Store’s “What’s Hot” list for Books apps in multiple countries for the last 12 consecutive months!

Note: Book Crawler is not an e-Reader and does not allow you to read books.

Book Crawler reviews

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Fantastic app, much better than competitors (by EMtopDoc)
I have used other database apps out there and found this one to be superior to the rest. I am a medical professional and this app is very useful to keep track of all of my resources I am constantly buying and updating. I have been recommending this app to my friends and coworkers. I also find it very useful and FUN to use to keep track of those books that I read for leisure (and find more books to read). I don’t have time to waste in re-reading a book I have already read!! To top it all off the customer service is TOP-NOTCH. The developer responded to both emails I had with questions the same day within a few short hours. Thank you, Book Crawler. BUY THIS APP!
     
Excellent (by Kellie Simunovich)
I love how I can take the titles of my books on the go without having to print a list out every time I go to a book store.
Self Help Classics - Universal Edition for iPhone

Self Help Classics – Universal Edition for iPhone

$0.99
by By Brie I. Alexandru-Horia "Informatica" Persoana Fizica Autorizata
     
2317 Ratings
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The world’s best self help classics in a portable library app that helps you reach personal success and inspiration.
Hundreds of thousands already read Self Help Classics, worldwide bestselling app since January 2009, Apple Staff Favorite in over 40 countries!

It should cost hundreds of $$ but is priced the lowest possible to help you learn their wisdom at virtually no risk.

Get it now on SALE – only $0.99, down from $2.99!

Self Help Classics includes selected masterpieces from famous gurus, inventors, philosophers and billionaires of the past: Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Seneca, James Allen, Florence Shinn, Wallace Wattles and more.

Get it once, read it on all your iDevices: iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. All content bundled in, no additional internet connection required. Enjoy the unique features designed for portable reading: full content with images from original works, elegant & readable typography, font size change, innovative autoscrolling teleprompter mode, page flick, quote selection and sharing engine, bookmarks, night reading mode, full text search and more!

Includes 30 carefully collected timeless self help masterpieces such as:
Success & Law of attraction:
“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill – the most successful motivational book in history
“The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Wattles – primary source for the bestselling The Secret
“The Master Key System” by Charles F. Haanel
‘Art and Science of Personal Magnetism’ by Theron Q. Dumont – on developing personal magnetism and charisma
“Dynamic Thought” by H.T. Hamblin – practical course in the Law of AttractionLeadership and Entrepreneurship:
“The Art of Public Speaking” by Dale Carnegie – how to verbally persuade and influence others
“Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie” – inspiring autobiography of America’s first self made billionaire
“Art of Money Getting/Golden Rules for Making Money” by P. T. Barnum
“Certain Success” by Norval Hawkins – personal branding by the greatest marketing and sales guru of the 1920′s

Inspiration and Motivation
: “Letters from a Stoic” by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“Self Help” by Samuel Smiles
“Acres of Diamonds” by Russell H. Conwell – the most successful motivational speech of all times

Self Help Classics – Universal Edition reviews

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Awesome update (by Big Nellie)
I’ve had this app now for a little less than a year and am blown away by the constant efforts to improve it… It seems you must be practicing what you are preaching (or selling)!!! Keep up the good work!
     
Never thought this would be possible in my generation (by Orlando’sReviews)
Great app. I never thought this would be possible in my generation. I read a lot if sci-fi and never occur to me or any sci-fi writer I read, that in 2 011 I would be reading all my favorite self help book on a little shirt pocket device. No way Jose. And yet, here it is. Congrats Apple!! Congrats dev team for this App. Job very well done. Only one question: how can I make the letters bigger on the iPhone? I tried the usual gestures to no avail. If no solution , is ok. It is a great reason to buy an iPad and read the books there.