Readmill, a social reading app (launched in 2011) and based in Berlin has launched a new section on their app named “Explore”.
From the Readmill Blog:
“Today we’ve introduced something very exciting. It’s like a bookstore, except everything is free. With a single tap, you’ll be able to read classics such as The Great Gatsby, Metamorphosis and Anna Karenina. Not only that, today you’ll be able to pick up premium books that usually have a price tag for free — only for 24 hours. It’s all part of our new Explore section.”
“We work with fantastic publishers, retailers and authors across the globe. With their help we’ve selected some of the best books out there, books we know you’ll love, and will be offering them to you completely free for 24 hours through our mobile apps”
11 books are currently available. Download or update the Readmill iOS app here.
See the titles currently available (until June 6th, when new titles will rotate in) and full blog post here.
The new “Explore” section of Readmill’s app lets users download free ebooks from directly within the app. For now, a lot of those books are in the public domain, but Readmill is also working with publishers and independent bookstores to run limited-time promotions through the “Explore” section. At launch, Emily Books, The Atavist, The Pragmatic Bookshelf, Five Simple Steps, Rosenfeld Media and a few others are giving away ebooks through Readmill’s app.