More than 1,5 million books (free of copyrights) have been made available for free on the iPhone and other mobile devices working with Android.
The stunt is part of the Google Book Search project.
Google has reached an agreement with American publishers to offer public libraries free access to books that are no longer available for purchase. Individuals and other libraries can buy a subscription to gain access. Google takes 37% of the revenues; the remaining 67% is given to the copyright holders. The agreement is valid only in the United States.