How to Redeem a Promo Code in Apple Books


Help Me Redeem my Free Apple Book or iBooks code

First, an apology.

Recently, in my excitement to share with trusted beta readers a few free copies of my first ebook, Unlock Your Charisma, I failed to test the Apple Books process for reddeming a free ebook.

Big mistake!

If I had, I would have realized it takes a Ph.D. to figure out how to do this. When I tried to do this myself using helpful advice like from this link it didn’t make sense to me. Perhaps the article reflects an older version of the apps or the way Apple has designed things in 2019 has changed. In any case, below is my attempt at making things EZPZ for anyone who has a free code for an ebook from Apple (mine or someone else’s) and has NO IDEA how to redeem it!

Don’t give up!

Help is just a few steps away!

Step 1. Forget about your Macbook. You can’t use this EZPZ method below to redeem your promo code on a laptop.

Step 2. Take your iPhone or iPad and make sure you have these 2 apps: iTunes Store and Books


Step 3. Open your iTunes Store app

Step 4. At the very top, make sure “Featured” is selected in blue


Step 5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page

Step 6. Tap on the “Redeem” button right above your Apple ID

Step 7. When you see the pop-up saying “Apple Books is required to view this item” click OK. Remember, you already downloaded the Apple Books app in Step 2.


Step 8. Enjoy my book or whatever other book you had a promo code for.


If you read Unlock Your Charisma, please leave a review on Apple Books or Amazon and I will be very appreciative.

Thanks and happy reading!

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