Apple Books has been delivering push notifications to users informing them of a few hundreds audiobooks and ebooks that are available for free. Upon tapping this notification, you can explore free books, read-alongs for kids, cozy mysteries, and audiobooks for the whole family. Apple is also letting people know that they can pick a fre novel from the company’s “First in a Series, Free” section.
If you accidentally closed the notification on your device rather than tapping it, don’t worry: open the Apple Books app and then scroll through the featured section to one that is titled, ‘Free Books.’ This promotion is for US customers only. It remains to be seen if Apple will offer free content for Canadian or readers in the United Kingdom.
The app has a decent range of titles for adults and children from Sesame Street to HG Wells, and famous tomes like Pride and Prejudice on audiobook. Depending on your region, the app also has classic titles from the likes of Shakespeare.
Many companies are starting to give free digital content away, as people are basically in lockdown. The deal from Scribd is likely the most compelling, they are giving a one month subscription away for free, but you will have to deal with a bunch of pop ups asking you to subscribe.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.