updated 01:30 am EDT, Mon August 13, 2007
eBook reader for iPhone
Books.app is a new, basic eBook reader binary for the iPhone that requires books to be transferred to the device via the iPHUC tool. The application reads HTML and text files stored in a media/eBooks folder, and is smart enough to enter subdirectories, if, for instance, you've broken a book down by chapters. The author states "Eventually, this project will include a simple method of syncing eBooks to your iPhone. [...] I have [...] included a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which you can download here and expand into your Media/EBooks directory on your iPhone, so you can easily judge the reading experience."
Books.app is recommended for use with Project Gutenberg texts, in conjunction with GutenMark, the PG markup tool by Ronald Burkey, which makes HTML out of Gutenberg .txt files, and splits them by chapter using a second tool. However, installation is "not for the faint of heart." It requires jailbreaking your iPhone and several more involved steps.