The following comes to us courtesy of Fred’s Head Companion:
A TEXT-TO-SPEECH READER FOR PUBLIC DOMAIN CLASSICS ON THE IPAD
As far as iPad ebook readers go, iBooks is probably the most beautiful one, and in terms of design there are far worse looks an aspiring reader app could ape. And that’s just what vBookz did: it took iBooks’ look, adding a few flourishes like ribbon bookmarks, and gave it the gift of text-to-speech.
For those who didn’t follow Kindle text-to-speech saga, here’s the jist: authors didn’t think that buying the rights to read their ebooks necessarily gave readers the right to listen to those ebooks. It got messy. But vBookz sidesteps that whole business by including books from the Gutenberg Project, which are public domaine. Click Here for Full Article.