Readitfor.me : Summaries of Business Books with Animated Videos

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We’ve covered Blinkist last month that is very similar to what we’re going to cover today, but with a twist. Readitfor.me is a service that summarizes top business books that you can consume in the video format. This service is aimed to Individual, Entrepreneurs and Working Professionals and that is clear from the Call to Action that they use.

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The target audience is professional teams

Once you sign-up with Linkedin, there is a screen that greets you that customizes the service for you. You are asked for the challenges you’ll be facing in the next 6 months and they list options that covers Sales, Marketing, Leadership, Productivity, Motivation and Creativity. I think this is a very important option to have to help give the right content to the right user.

choosing the kind of book summaries
The breakdown of the service based on your requirement

A library full of books

The main library contains around 134 titles for the “Generating more leads for your business” option that I chose. According to Readitfor.me each video content is for approximately 12 minutes. That is 1608 minutes in total which is a total of 26.8 hours.

So within a weekend I can consume content that is packed in 134 books. Is it worth it though?

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A large library of books are available on the platform

The way you can consume content isn’t restricted to only Video, some books have the Text and Audio version as well.

They also have a social element to the service with the “Discussion Questions” section which isn’t functional now, but they hope to have conversations around the book.

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Consume content through various mediums

The Actual Content

Getting to the actual content, they have an example of their service right on the homepage where they cover the book “The One Thing”. This book has one main theme to it and that is focusing on one thing and how extremely successful people are very good at that.

Here are a few images from the Video that breaks the core ideas of the book.

The animation is great and does a great job in describing the content of the book. The essence and main core idea of the book also comes out within the first few minutes itself. The summary of the book is pretty spot on.

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Readitforme booksummary

 

To Summarize

If you share the book with three friends you get the text version of the service. The paid version is $30 a month, if you buy it for a year, it comes to $25 a month. So is it a worthy investment?

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A list of free and paid plans for Readitfor.me

The impact of a book is hard to come by. If you’ve read a book and want to look for a summary to remind yourself of the ideas in the book then it’s a useful product.

Another use case is, for books you aren’t sure whether you want to read but want to know the gist of it, then this could be a useful primer.

For $25 a month you could get two kindle books (Maybe more) and become thorough with a topic than skim through hundreds of them. Taking from the essence of  the book “The One Thing”, it’s better to focus on one book than just get a summary of many.

Do you guys have any counter opinions? Let me know in the comments.

 

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Hey Shouters! I'm Kishen and I'm a serial Entrepreneur and Author. I've written multiple books on Marketing and Growth and have helped startups grow their business! You can connect with me on Linkedin!

15 thoughts on “Readitfor.me : Summaries of Business Books with Animated Videos”

  1. Nice these type of website are required.
    I am lazy to read books so books in form of video is nice.

  2. Hey KISHENSREEHARI, Thanks for your great posts on ShoutMeLoud. Yes, I accreceate that this is a great way to learn business.But the problem is its paid and gives only few days to trial use. But, overall its awesome.

    1. Kishensreehari

      Hey Shibam,

      Thanks for your comment. Yeah it is paid and that can be a hassle. If there are any free products similar to this, I’ll cover it.

  3. Raaja Anandhan

    Hi KishenSreeHari,

    Books in the video format is new to hear. Thanks for sharing this useful info. I ll check out this.

  4. Isabella jhonson

    hello there!
    thank you for sharing such an outclass info dear, these sort of website and blogs are much needed.
    I am a bit lazy to read books and articles so books in form of video is satisfiying for me thanks again.

  5. hello there!
    thank you for sharing such an outclass info dear, these sort of website and blogs are much needed.
    I am a bit lazy to read books and articles so books in form of video is satisfiying for me thanks again.

  6. Awais Chaudhry

    Well you have explain everything very well normally i am very proud to pay attention but today you just make me feel to appraise well done. Keep it up.

  7. I tend to agree with Kishen. I’ve been trying to workout if Blinkist etc offer any ‘real’ value, and as much as I want to think “It’s A Great” way to read books, I think you end up missing important content that backs up the key points/ take-aways. I read the book ‘Getting Things Done’ and then read the Blinkist summary and although the summary was accurate, I’m not sure I would have gain the same knowledge/ insights by just reading the Blinkist summary. I also agree with Kishen, that it is a good tool to recap on previous books read.

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