A non-gaming post, about a month ago, I heard about Scribd.com so had to check it out.
Here's what Scribd says about themselves:
is the world's largest digital library, where readers can discover
books and written works of all kinds on the Web or any mobile device and
publishers and authors can find a voracious audience for their work.
Launched in March of 2007 and based in San Francisco California, more
than 40 million books and documents have been contributed to Scribd by
the community. Scribd content reaches an audience of 80 million people
around the world every month.
It's kind of like Netflix for books and articles, in a way. You can read unlimited books with their subscription or they also have an avenue to publish your own work.
The monthly sub is $8.99, which if you are downloading more than one book a month is well worth it. I opted for annual sub which was available for a short time only, considering I just finished up a 10+ novel series downloaded to the iPad, the sub is reasonable to me. Scribd does offer a one month trial as well.
Scribd has a limited number of publishing houses in their inventory at this point, but this still adds up to well over 100,000 books available. I've definitely had no problem keeping a variety of books in my library.
Scribd works wonderfully via any web browser or Apple devices running OS7. My first gen iPad doesn't work (my main e-reader device), but it does work on the iPhone, PC and laptop.
If you're a reader, might be worth a look-see.