The iPad debuted in January 2010, easily our top eBook story of the month. Out of all the iPad stories, Random House’s response to the new device was the most popular story.

2011 promises to be an historic year for digital books. As we head into this new year, we’ve decided to look back through our archives and pick the most popular eBook story of each month in 2010–looking at the stories that mattered the most to our readers.

If you want to read more top headlines, check out GalleyCat’s ongoing Top Stories of 2010 list.