I suspect that a number of people with iPads in their French Christmas stockings will be disappointed to find that they can only buy iBooks from the French iTunes store, and that the 10,000-odd titles only include some 350 books in English.
It appears that one can only buy iBooks from the country in which your address is registered. Does anyone know whether this is enforced by country IP and is there a work-around, e.g. creating an iTunes account in the UK using a laptop and an accommodation address then using that to buy iBooks in France from the UK iTunes store?
There seems to be a similar bar for Kindle books from the UK but not the US (to be read using the Kindle app on the iPad).
I need to sort it before my better half goes online with an iPad on Christmas day!