Anyone with an iPhone or iPad can download the titles completely free of charge and many of the novels on offer are the first in a series, meaning it could prove an excellent way to trial that first book you weren’t sure you wanted to buy to find out if you liked it.

It comes at an uncertain time in global health where many people are turning to digital media to wile away hours cooped up indoors. Scribd has made its digital book archive free for 30 days while Square Enix recently offered two Tomb Raider games for free to PC users.