Apple iBookstore LIVE in Ireland

Irish consumers can now purchase ebooks through Apple’s iBooks reading application.

Irish readers can purchase Maeve Binchy (one of three features Bestselling Irish Authors) ebooks for as little as €1.99.

Apple’s Irish customers can buy in Euro and directly through iBooks/iTunes Ireland rather than being forced to use the US store unlike the Amazon Kindle offering.

Until this launch visitors to the Irish iBookstore were offered only public domain books or books that Apple had chosen to make available for free.

As well as launching their iBookstore business in Ireland, the tech company yesterday brought 25 other countries around Europe into the program including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Replublic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portgal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.