Top 20 Free Book Apps of the Week

iBooks was the most popular free app in the Apple App Store this week, according to research from AppData, Inside Network’s data service that tracks app and developer leaderboards.

Explore these 20 free apps and find out what kind of literary apps succeed in this crowded marketplace. To prepare for Mediabistro’s upcoming Publishing App Expo on December 7-8, we spotlight the top grossing book apps, the top paid Android books apps and the most popular free apps every week.

Below, we’ve listed the top free iOS apps of the week–linking to App Data’s research about each individual app, including historical charts, developer information and download details.

20 Top Free Apps (Books Genre)

October 21, 2011

1. iBooks
2. Apps Magazine App
3. Kindle
4. NOOK for iPhone from Barnes & Noble-Read 2 Million Books, Free Books
5. Audiobooks
6. 1 million FREE Books – Read Kobo eBooks!
7. Audible
8. Comics
9. Bible+
10. Weird Facts 1000
11. Google Books
12. Marvel Comics
13. Unlimited Free Books – Wattpad eBook Reader
14. Love Quotes 500
15. B&N Bookstore
16. Dirty Sex Jokes
17. 100+ Horror Stories
18. OverDrive Media Console – Library eBooks and Audiobooks
19. Disney Comics
20. Smartphone Essentials