Advance your knowledge with this library of 12-minute book summaries

This app gives you access to hundreds of condensed books, in audio and written formats.
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Do some quick research into the habits of the most successful people in the world and you’ll see a running theme: Everyone from CEOs to motivational speakers lists reading as important. But with a packed schedule, how can even the busiest people manage to power through their reading lists?

One solution is a lifetime subscription to the 12min Micro Book Library, which delivers digestible summaries of books in less than 15 minutes. It runs on iOS or Android, and it’s available at a steep discount right now.

Listen to or read condensed books

Whenever you carve out a few minutes of personal time — when cooking, running an errand or just sitting in traffic — you can maximize that time by expanding your knowledge base. This digital library offers 1,800 different micro book titles that span 24 different categories, ranging from personal development to science and technology. Plus, you can choose to read the text rather than listening to the audio for the ultimate flexibility.

If there’s a specific title you want to read but don’t yet see in the catalog, all you need to do is request it. The 12min team will take on your request, synthesizing the book into a comprehensive but fast-to-read summary. You can read books in three different languages — English, Spanish and Portuguese — from anywhere you want, with or without an internet connection.

If you’re worried about the library getting stale, or being indecisive about what to read, 12min will suggest 30 new titles for you every month. That will ensure you’re always caught up on the latest and greatest material. This highly rated app received an impressive 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,000 users on the App Store for its ability to help users consume books in the most efficient way possible.

Save on the 12min Micro Book Library

Get this 12min Micro Book Library: Lifetime Premium Subscription for $39 (regularly $399), a savings of 90%.

Prices subject to change.