Apple is currently giving out ebooks and audiobooks to users in the US. The next time you launch the Books app, you’ll see a notification inviting you to “explore free books, read-along for kids, cozy mysteries, and audiobooks for the whole family.” Tapping on the notification will lead you to a featured collection where you can select one book or audiobook from a variety of genres. You can also pick a novel from the Apple’s “First in a Series, Free” section.
The timing of this promotion suggests that Apple is trying to help out people who are stuck in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. This appears to be a limited-time offer, so if you’re interested, take advantage as soon as you can.
Once you’re done reading your freebie from Apple Books, you can use an app like Libby to get more reading material. Libby allows you to borrow e-books and audiobooks from your local library. All you need is a library card, which, in most instances, you can get for free.