This App Lets You Read a Book in 12 Minutes—And It’s On Sale Now

updated Nov 25, 2020
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If you’re trying to read more but only have a small amount of time—say 12 minutes per day—there’s an app for that. The 12 Min app is a library of book reports, basically, designed to give you the most important takeaways from bestselling nonfiction books like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 4-Hour Work Week, and The Artist’s Way.

The micro books on 12 Min are available in both text and audiobook form, so you can choose the format that works best for you in the window of time you have available.

The app appears to be especially geared toward those who read business and personal development books and want to be able to have conversations about the latest market trends. According to the 12 Min website, each micro book is created by a team of readers. Here’s how the company describes its process:

“1) We read the books several times, highlighting and writing down everything, searching for key ideas.

2) Our team meets, discusses and summarizes the most important concepts and ideas.

3) We created a microbook! Synthesized, optimized and unique for you to consume in approximately 12 minutes.”

If the idea of distilling a whole book down to twelve minutes of copy hurts your book-loving soul as much as books displayed spine-in for the aesthetic, you can also think of it as a way to preview books and decide which ones you find interesting enough to read all the way through.

For Black Friday, you can buy a lifetime premium subscription to 12 Min for $35.40 with the code BFSAVE40. Find it here, in the App Store, or on Google Play.