Would You Like a Free eBook From the iBookstore With That Starbucks Latte?

Would You Like a Free eBook From the iBookstore With That Starbucks Latte?

Thanks to the success of the Starbucks App Store ‘Pick of the Week’ promotion, Starbucks has announced that it will also be offering free eBook Picks of the Week in a partnership with iTunes and the iBookstore.

The first pick is Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, currently available for $12.99 in the iBookstore. Like the App Store promotion, Starbucks customers will be able to pick up a free eBook promotion code off a card available at the register after purchasing.

With the success of this particular Starbucks promotion, it’s clear that the company is on to something. Perhaps one day we’ll be able to walk into Starbucks and get a free movie with a coffee. That would help offset the $5 drink price.

(via RazorianFly)

Update: We’re hearing that Starbucks is only offering extended previews of eBooks, not the whole enchilada. Shame.

  • knowimagination

    According to the comments in the linked article it is actually just an extended sample not a full ebook. That is disappointing really.

  • Gil

    i think a cool thing would be if you could have unlimited access to nytimes.com or something similar while sitting in starbucks.
    even though i am against having to pay for nytimes.com

  • Brian

    “Perhaps one day we’ll be able to walk into Starbucks and get a free song or movie with a coffee.”

    You do realize don’t you that Apple has been offering “Pick of the Week” song cards at Starbuck’s for the past four years? It wasn’t until recently they changed it too “App of the Week.”

  • Never Again

    You do realize that he never said “Song” right?

  • MacRat

    Very true.

    You don’t even need to buy a coffee to walk into the store and grab the card.

  • oscarfeliciano

    He probably did and edited it out by the time you read it.

  • scientist03

    I am glad that it turned out so well and I hope it will continue in the
    future because it is so worthwhile and meaningful to the community.
    eBooks with Resell Rights
     

  • nthnm

    Wouldn’t be surprised, though I love reading it, COM really has no integrity as a news source.

  • scott ronan

    US only right, not UK.

  • Jack Holland

    Only when Starbucks stop sending money to help the Israeli army illegally expel Palestinians from their own country, and shooting dead stone-throwing children.

  • Bitter Witch

    I get all of my ebooks free anyways. :D

  • SEO TRX

    Really good collection of ebooks.
    Thanks a lot for Free ebook download

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