Most closed reading systems offer classic books that are no longer subject to copyright and other restrictions. The exception to this is the Iceberg Reader system. Scrollmotion (the developers of Iceberg Reader) have partnered with Random House, Hachette, Penguin Putnam, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simon & Schuster, and are able to offer a uniquely contemporary selection of books.
While many of the books cost as little as $5, some—such as Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell—cost as much as $20. The Iceberg Reader features advanced settings, including adjustable fonts, page flip animation, search, and notate. And its “this book” feature lets you flip to a specific page, displays additional information about the book, and more.
I was impressed by the variety and functionality of the eBook readers available for the iPhone and iPod touch. Each of these is well worth a closer look. Keep watching my blog space here at iPhone Life (iphonelife.com/blogs/doug-goldring) for a more complete look at every application featured in this article.
Iceberg Reader eBooks
- Price varies: $7-$20
- Crollmotion, Inc.