Apple Looking to Promote Free eBooks & Apps in iTunes?

Apple's never really been all that big on offering sales and pushing freebies but it looks like that might change. A couple weeks back they launched a free app of the week promotion, and news coming out today suggests that they're going to capitalize on the effort. MacRumors noticed today that Apple owns a couple new website addresses.

They're not pointing at anything yet, but according to a whois lookup both www. and both belong to Apple. It seems to me that Apple might be planning to use that link to promote free or temporarily free ebooks and apps.

The websites were registered during the WWDC, but as we all know from watching the news reports of that event, Apple didn't discuss anything about new sales promotions.  We don't really know what Apple plans to do with them, but I'd say it's pretty obvious.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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