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Apple is Promoting The Free Section of its Books App

couple of people texting on phoneAvid readers may already know that Apple’s Books App has a free section in its library. If you didn’t already know that, Apple is giving you a timely reminder via push notifications and when you launch the app, saying you can “explore free books, read-alongs for kids, cozy mysteries, and audiobooks for the whole family.”

Formerly iBooks, the app also has a “First in a Series, Free” section that allows you to sample titles to see if you want to purchase the whole collection. The app lets you save titles in categories like ‘Reading Now,’ ‘Want to Read,’ and ‘Finished.’  You can even set a daily reading goal and track it through the app. In addition to traditional books, it also has a devoted section to audiobooks for those of you who like to sit back and listen instead of doing the reading.

This push from Apple seems to be geared to a time when readers are spending more time at home and off work because of the coronavirus pandemic. And they’re not the only one. Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of streaming services extend free trials and Amazon made its kids content free right now. If you’re looking for more books, Audible is offering a selection of kids titles for free, and Scribd has a 30-day free trial you can take advantage of here.

Audible subscriptions are usually $14.95/month, so take advantage of this special offer and start listening now on desktop, laptop, or with the Audible App on your phone or tablet.

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