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Read books by email

Published 07/02/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

DailyLit is an application that will send its users small portions of a book via their email or an RSS feed. It is a way that users can take in a little bit of literature at time on a daily basis, kind of like a vitamin for the brain! Users can choose the days and times that they want to read or receive their content. They can then read the content from their computer or essentially any mobile device. The books, content and service of DailyLit is also 100% free. Users can also track their past installments or request that a past installment be re-sent to them. For those who want to read more on a daily basis, they can select up to 4 installments of a book per delivery. Each installment is about 5 minutes of daily reading. Users can also post the book that they are reading onto their blog or discuss their reading with other members of DailyLit via their forum.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

DailyLit launched on May 7, 2007 with 370 classic and contemporary titles. It was co-founded by a team publishing professionals and technology experts. The site is headquartered in Mamaroneck, New York. One of the founders of the site is listed as Susan Danzinger.

What are the differences to other apps?

DailyLit is different from other sites that provide books in that its service is 100% free and that it delivers its content in small 5 minute increments. The site makes reading accessible and easy, especially for busy individuals who haven't finished a book in many years.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

DailyLit is a simple site. Its books are organized in a simple and logical form- with many categories. Upon searching for management and business titles, this used was a bit disappointed in the selection offered. However, for a free service it's not bad.

How does the registration process work?

To register for DailyLit users can either discover a text that they'd like to read. They will input their email address and designate what day and time they'd like to receive the installments. Users will receive an email to validate that they do want to receive these installments. Once complete, users can expect to receive their installments starting on the very next day. If users want to register in order to connect with others through the forums or access other features they can do so by clicking on the Register button. Registration requires one to provide the following: username, password, email and accept the site's Terms and Privacy Policy.

What does it cost to use the application?

DailyLit is 100% free. They either provide books that are available without copyright issues (i.e. classics), or they have a sponsorship program where they agree to share a text from the publisher for free. The important thing for the user is that they service is free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

DailyLit is great for people who access email daily and who want to be able to read but have had challenges doing so in the past since books seem so overwhelming. The service makes becoming a well-read person simple and manageable for just about anyone.

  • Receive small book installments via email
  • Browse through titles, authors and categories for books
  • Choose the days and time one wants to read
  • Read on any computer or mobile device

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DailyLit contact details

Postal address:
DailyLit, LLC
408 Mamaroneck Ave.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

DailyLit pricing

FREE - Permanently free version

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