Thursday, January 17, 2008

DailyLit - books in small portions for busy people

Springwise is always the right place to read on new trends and interesting websites. Last week I read there about a new solution for busy people who also love reading - DailyLit.

The goal of DailyLit, which was created last May, is to provide busy people books in small portions every day or so by email. The creators of DailyLit explain on the website what's the logic behind it: "We created DailyLit because we spent hours each day on email but could not find the time to read a book. Now the books come to us by email. Problem solved."

The process is very simple - you select a book, provide an email address, schedule at what time you want the emails sent to you (e.g. every weekday at 8:00 AM) and that's it. DailyLit will email you a small chunk of the book (about 5 minutes of reading) on the chosen schedule. DailyLit can be read any place that a reader receives emails, including on a PDA, Blackberry, Trio, etc.

If at the end of your daily chunk, you feel an uncontrolled desire to continue reading, there's no problem at all - DailyLit will send you the next installment right away.

It is also a free service for over 400 classic public domain titles, which are offered by DailyLit at no cost. Other titles will cost you between $5 to $10 (Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin will cost you for example$4.95).

I like the creative concept and the fact that DailyLit tries to find new ways to integrate books back into the lives of busy people, who may have difficulties to find the time to read. This way, it becomes a part of your daily routine, like drinking coffee in the morning or taking the dog out for a walk. And of course, it's a very green concept, as no paper is being involved in the process!

I decided to try it by myself and so I registered and picked a book I loved when I was a kid and I want to read again - "
Three Men in a Boat" by Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka) Jerome. Tomorrow, at 6:40PM (my time for some rest..), I'll get the first installment and I'm really looking forward to reading it! You're welcome to check it as well.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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