Here's another iPhone app that's landed in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Free Books delivers 23,469 classic e-books to your Windows Phone. With Free Books you don't have to pay per download for the books you want to read. The price of the app gives you full access to the complete library of titles.
Free Books sorts the titles across three main pages.
- Featured Page highlights popular titles from the book collection
- Collections Page that offers title categories such as adventure, classics, drama, etc.
- Authors Page that lists all the authors (Abraham Lincoln to Thoreau to Shakespeare)
- My Library is where your downloaded books will appear
In addition you can search for titles by keyword using the magnifying glass button that appears throughout the app.
Once you find a title, you can view a brief description of the title, read any reviews from other readers, and view a list of any related titles. From there all you do is tap the download button, choose the book from your My Library page and start reading.
Free Books has support for night mode reading, adjustable font sizes, and the reader will save your stopping point automatically.
The only downside is that the book collection may not appeal to everyone. You may not find the current best sellers but the selection isn't too shabby. Especially if you're a fan of the classics.
There is a free trial version available for Free Books to let you try before you buy. The full version will run you $1.99 and you can find it all here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.