As part of the Windows 10 Creators Update, which it began rolling out in April, Microsoft began selling e-books on the Windows Store. Now, the company is hoping to get more of its customers buying those books with a special offer that will remain available until the end of this month.
"For a limited time," Microsoft's Athima Chansanchai said, "buy any book in the new Books store for Windows 10 and you'll get $5 towards the next read you pay for."
However, as you can see in the image above - which was captured on this page - the details of the offer state that you can "use your credit to buy books and more in Windows Store" [emphasis ours], which strongly implies that you'll be able to use that $5 gift code to purchase other items from the Store besides books.
The offer is only available in the United States, as explained in the terms of the deal:
*Limit 1 per customer. Customer must purchase a book between June 21, 2017 12:01 am ET and June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST from Windows Store. Not valid on prior orders or purchases, or free books; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Once purchased, an e-mail will follow within ten days with a promotional gift code. You must redeem code by August 15, 2017 and spend within 90 days of redemption. Gift code is valid in the United States only at select Microsoft digital stores for eligible purchases. See gift code terms at microsoft.com/cardterms.
You can find out more about how to download and read books from the Windows Store with our handy how-to guide.