TidBITS Publishing has released a five-volume set of ebooks about the iPad, including the free “Take Control of iPad Basics.” The set comprises over 500 pages of advice about the Apple tablet.

In contrast with traditional print books, these — and all other — Take Control ebooks can be read on the iPad or on any computer, and readers will receive free and discounted updates as the topics covered evolve. The first ebook in the set, the 109-page “Take Control of iPad Basics,” by Tonya Engst, is available for free to help new users become comfortable with their iPads.

The remaining ebooks go beyond the basics to focus on subtle details and provide the expert advice that sets the Take Control series apart, according to the folks at TidBITS Publishing. They can be purchased individually or together for US$30 in an “Improve Your iPad IQ” bundle at http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/news/ipad-iq .