Apple’s ebook sales down 25% after ebook ebook piracy scare
Apple said Monday it will start giving away its free ebook editions to schools for free starting Tuesday, citing concerns over the recent ebook piracy crisis.
The move, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, comes after a recent wave of book piracy scare that hit stores in the U.S. and around the world.
Apple has been cracking down on ebook piracy for years, but this is the first time it’s going to give away its books directly to schools.
“This is a big deal for Apple,” said Steve Wozniak, CEO of Woztech, an online retailer of Apple products.
“I’m glad they are taking the time to do this.”
Apple first started offering free eBooks in 2015, and it expanded to include other digital products in 2019.
Last year, the company also started offering its own free iPad app for free, as well as its own iTunes streaming service.