Free eBooks And The Holidays Dominate Paid Book Apps

Free eBooks continue to dominate, but the holiday season is informing the Top Paid apps in the Books category in the app store.

Spreadsong’s Free Audiobooks app is currently ranked at No. 1 and the company’s Free eBooks app is No. 2. Both apps cost $1.99 and include thousands of free books. Inkstone Software’s MegaReader, which comes with 1.8 million free eBooks for $1.99, is No. 4 and Cross Forward Consulting’s Audiobooks Premium app is No. 10.

The holidays lead the theme of paid book apps. Oceanhouse Media’s new app Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which is based on the 1964 television series, is No. 3. Pocket Cocktails, a $.99 guide for fixing festive drinks, is No. 5 and Oceanhouse Media’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas is No. 6. The Holy Bible King James version, which could be read to celebrate the religious ceremonies around the holidays, is No. 6.

Rounding out the Top 10 is AppStudio2000’s Chronicles of Narnia app at No. 7, Joe Kwon’s True Ghost Stories app at No. 8 and Disney’s Winnie the Pooh app at No. 9.