In a press conference on September 1st, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that iTunes users had downloaded 35 million books on iTunes.

Tech blog GDGT quoted Jobs as saying: “People have downloaded over 11.7 billion songs from iTunes, and we’re just about to cross 12b. Over 450 million TV episodes, 100 million movies, 35 million books, and over 160 million accounts with credit cards and 1-click shopping in 23 countries.”

Welcome to our Top Stories of Summer 2010 series. For those literary folks who spent the summer on their yachts or at their summerhouses, we are rounding up the 15 most popular eBook stories of the season.