In the last seven days, eBooks written by Homer have been downloaded 3708 times from Project Gutenberg according to the project’s Top 100 listings. In the past 30 days, Project Gutenberg has made 4,141,776 eBook downloads.
The downloads are free. Over 4 million people have received books to read on their handheld devices at no cost. And these numbers are only from Project Gutenberg. There are many other free sources for eBooks plus the entire worlds of Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and many other booksellers who increasingly offer eBook versions of their merchandise.
We are not waiting for the day when it is practical to read books on a mobile device. That day is here.