Apple Books is offering six free audiobooks read by celebrities like Kate Beckinsale, Kelsey Grammer, and Tituss Burgess.
The Absolved by Matthew Binder feels like one of those books that could predict the future. It’s 2036. We follow along with the character Henri, who is a wealthy physician, husband, father, and “serial philanderer”. He is also one of the relatively few people to still have a job. Automation and other technological advances have led to unemployment so severe that many people are no longer expected to work and are now known as “The Absolved.” Meanwhile, it’s election season, and a candidate from a radical fringe party called the Luddites is calling for an end to the “Divine Rights of Machines.” After Henri is displaced from his job, two Luddite sympathizers—whom Henri has befriended at his local bar—frame him for an anti-technology terrorist act. The prospect of Henri’s salvation comes at the cost of foregoing his guiding principles in life. This new vision for the world, after all, just might prove better than the technological advancements that, paradoxically, have left humanity out in the cold. Apple Books: US$3.99
Apple updated Pages on Wednesday with the ability to publish your books directly to Apple Books (the renamed iBooks).
The 2018 National Book Awards list is out, and you can find them in Apple Books. They are split into four categories.
Apple’s Everyone Can Create educational coding program is now more accessible to everyone because now it’s available through Apple Books.
Andrew interviewed Bradley Metrock, CEO of Score Publishing. He shares Andrew’s enthusiasm for Apple Books, and feels that Apple isn’t doing enough to make it the best platform for authors and readers.
iOS 12 Books is a complete makeover of iBooks, under the new name Apple Books.
Andrew is excited by the new update and hopes that the Apple Book Store can grow to be as big (or bigger) than the Kindle book store.
It’s now called Apple Books, and it has plenty of new features that should keep readers happy.