Jumble wrote:Apologies if this is better suited to the Rant thread
Well, if it was I'd wouldn't get in trouble for saying:
"what [is/was] Apple thinking" -- Assumes facts not in evidence!
I looked for ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ this evening and it’s not there!
Not having an iPhone or iBooks, I used Google to look for it, and it seems a legal version of To kill a Mockingbird is not avalable as an e-book for any reader, so one can't fault Apple for that.
I looks like the IBook app will read a non-DRM epub file, if you just want someting to read when you don't have anything better to do, there are lots of intersting old titles on Project Gutenburg.
All the books I have on my Sony Reader and Pandigital readers are from Project Gutenberg. I doubt I will ever buy an e-book, for two reasons, first the both versions of portable e-reader I have suck, and second, in many cases the e-book is only pennies less (or in one case I've seen, twice as much) as a paperback which provides a more plesant (IMHO) reading experience.