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. freeonappstore.com and www.freeonibookstore.com 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.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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