Oh happy day! Amazon has released a *free* app for the iphone/itouch that will allow its owners to buy and read Kindle format books on their Apple gadgets. I am beyond thrilled. I’m an itouch owner (didn’t want the monthly bill associated with full phone/data plan) who has been experimenting with tiny phone reading apps and I long for a Kindle and it’s larger format. I’m contenting myself with the itouch format for now, but the $20+ cost of ebooks was really daunting. I decided I’d only read free classics on my itouch.
Anyway, this morning I downloaded the free Kindle app and will now be able to buy their ebooks and keep them in my Amazon Kindle account. I can store purchased books in my Kindle account off my itouch and never lose access to them. I am just tickled by the fact that the books are so much cheaper, too. It’s all good until I can actually afford to buy a Kindle. Someday! Until then this is a FABULOUS alternative.