Slog tipper Shena wants us to know about ePub Bud, a service that's providing free kid's books for the iPad. What's more, if you mail ePub Bud a children's book, they'll scan it in for you.

The thing that interests me the most about this site is the .ePub creator. It's an easy way to make .epub format e-books (.epub is the format that's readable by almost every e-reader.) All you have to do is drop in text, a cover image, and you have an e-book you can read on most devices. You can also use ePubBud to share your e-books with friends or random strangers on the internet. It's a great service, and it's remarkable because it shows exactly how casual book publishing has become on the internet.