Get 1k books from The British Library on your iPad

The British Library uploaded an app last week that is really worth getting. They dug into their archive of out of print public domain titles and bundled a thousand of them into this app. The app is free.

You have to download the ebooks separately, of course, but you can also sample them before you download them. The titles in question are based on high resolution scans of 18th and 19th century reference works. The selection leans heavily to history and science, with some fiction and poetry.

These are scans and have not been converted to text. That might be a problem for some but I prefer it. I’ve had too many bad experiences with Google’s automated system.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] Nate Hoffelder · No Comments · apps // The British Library released an iPad app a couple months back, and yesterday that app was updated. I wouldn’t get the update if I were you; it locks […]


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