January 20, 2022

Readmill App Adds New Section With Free Access to Fee-Based Ebooks

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.

See Also: Readmill partners with Guardian, Atavist and Livrada and adds a free book section to its app (via paidContent)

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.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.