I just noticed that Dan Brown’s most famous book The Da Vinci Code, which is still banned in Lebanon, is available for free until March 24th as an e-book from all major retailers online.
So if you have never read the book and are in the possession of an iOS or Kindle-enabled device, this is your chance. The offer is valid for U.S. and Canada but if you have a U.S. iTunes store or Amazon account, you’re good to go.
If you don’t have a U.S. iTunes account, here are the steps to do one:
- Sign out of your current iTunes account,
- Go to the U.S. iTunes store and try to buy a free app.
- Set up a new account using a different email from the one you already have and choose payment as none. Billing address and phone numbers can be anything.
- Verify your account.
Amazon has a similar approach. Just go to Amazon.com and set up an account.
This will allow you to buy free stuff, including books and music, that are available on the U.S. iTunes store only.
This free version of the book also contains an exclusive sneak peek into Dan Brown’s upcoming book Inferno. It includes the prologue as well as the first chapter. It seems the book will be centered around an organization called “The Consortium.”
Inferno will be released on May 14th and I’ll read it and review it then.