Apple CEO Steve Jobs yesterday said the firm’s iBookstore had seen more than 100m ebooks downloaded since the iPad went on sale last year.
Jobs, who was speaking at the launch of the updated iPad 2, also confirmed that Random House US would be adding its 17,000 ebooks to the store.
Earlier this week the publisher announced it would be adopting the agency pricing model whereby publishers set the retail price of ebooks and pay a commission to the retailer.
The firm was the only large publisher not to adopt the model and the move was widely expected to herald its arrival in Apple’s US iBookstore which only stocks titles priced under the model.
The UK division of Random House has not yet moved to agency terms which is currently under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading.