Books surge into iTunes store in advance of iPad

Venture Beat
More than 27,000 new book apps have been added to the iTunes store in the past two months, according to a study by mobile app analytics firm Distimo. Venture Beat reports that book apps are poised to overtake games as the most popular category in the digital store front, and fewer than 8 percent of the books are being offered for free. The surge of books has shifted the balance of paid apps. The story reports, “…the Books category has the largest share of paid applications with 92 percent of all apps being paid. Second, because of all the books, 75 percent of all applications are now paid. Only 25 percent are free.”
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