Apple Adds Previously Rejected E-Book Reader to App Store

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple has approved the previously rejected e-book reader Eucalyptus, for sale in its iTunes App Store.

The application was initially turned down because it could be used to download classic "erotic" literature such as "Lady Chatterly's Lover," or works such as the Kama Sutra, which are available among the Eucalyptus library of some 20,000 books.

According to, which ridiculed the rejection as another example of Apple in a panic mode over nothing, the matter brought rounds of online Apple-bashing on blogs and in Twitter tweets.

The app is $9.95 and accesses material from Project Guttenberg, a Wiki-related site that collects classic literary works and historic documents spanning several centuries and all in the public domain.

Tech reviewers have described the look of the type, book presentation and page-turning animation as "gorgeous."

DownloadSquad notes that for those who don't want to pay for an e-book app, several are free for iPhone and iPod Touch devices, such as Stanza.

Check out Eucalyptus here for a video demo.

View free electronic books at the Project Gutenberg library website.