Random House and Penguin have both announced
mobile book plans including plans to provide books for the iPhone.
Penguin is calling its move into mobile books Penguin 2.0
. They have created a special app for use on the iPhone. Random House Publishing Group has made some of its titles available
for the Lexcycle Stanza, an electronic book reader for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
Books on mobile phones are nothing new in other countries. In Japan some mobile books have sold
hundreds of thousands of copies. Last year in Japan half of the top selling books were composed
on mobile phones.