As every year, on 23 April UNESCO celebrates World Book and Copyright Day, a “celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading”. It is celebrated on this date because it coincides with the death of William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Garcilaso de la Vega, three of the most important authors of English and Spanish literature and, in order to invite users to read and discover new works, Google Play and Apple Books have published some interesting offers in books.
They are not free books, go ahead. In the case of Google Play, the discounts for Book Day exceed 50% of the original price of each title, while Apple Books has chosen to put a collection of books at 2.99 euros. Note that if you buy one, it will be saved in your Google or iTunes account and you will be able to access it from any device. Here’s the complete list.
Book offers on Google Play and Apple Books
As you can see, there are some interesting titles like “Los crímenes del monograma”, by Sophie Hannah; “París no se acaba nunca”, by Enrique Vilas-Mata or “Ella lo sabe”, by the Spanish actress Lorena Franco. At Apple Books we also have some books by renowned authors such as “La mano de Fátima” by Ildefonso Falcones or “Philip Trent y el caso Trent” by E. C. Bentley.
These are only the titles discounted by Book Day, but both Google Play and Apple Books have many more books with discounts. For example, in Google Play you have a section dedicated to books with a 50% discount, packs of eBooks and offers of the week with a 30% discount. Some audiobooks have also been discounted up to 40%. Remember that you can always take a look at a sample before making a purchase to see if they convince you or not.
If you buy a book, it will be saved in your account and you will be able to access it from any device.
The same goes for Apple Books. If you open the application and go to Store > Special offers and free you will find a huge amount of books discounted. Among them are “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry or “Your naked skin” by Encarna Magín at 0.99 euros, but there are many more.