Today we begin saying goodbye to the Readmill community as we prepare for our next chapter. Please read the full announcement and learn more about exporting your data here: readmill.com/epilogue
If you learn to do something when there are real stakes, you remember what you’ve learned more.
— Highlighted by Richard Eriksson in Don’t Go Back to School by Kio Stark
If I used being busy as an excuse not to run, I’d never run again.
— Highlighted by Benoît Grogan-Avignon in What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Whether you’re a brand new or longtime Readmill reader, you’ve likely encountered this common scenario. You’ve got a few minutes to spare, and you’d love to turn your attention to a great book. You open up the Readmill app and find your library empty, or filled with books that just aren’t right for right now.
If this sounds familiar, here are a few ways to discover your next read.
Select free books from Explore
Explore is the fastest, simplest way to find your next book. There you’ll find a curated selection of free books to read anytime. After you’ve opened the app, Explore is the second icon from the left. To start reading, tap any cover you’d like, then select “Add to library.”
Search for an author or title
If you’re looking for a specific author or title, you can search from the iOS app (select the magnifying glass in the top left corner of Explore) or on the web. If the book is available for free, you’ll see a green “Add to library” button. Otherwise, you can read the summary and reviews, then head over to one of our partner stores to purchase the book.
Check your feed
Often the best recommendations come from friends. From the iOS app, you can view your feed to see what people you follow have been reading lately. After you open the app, it’s the second icon from the right.
Visit our partners
Readmill isn’t a store, but we’ve partnered with many stores and publishers that offer compatible ebooks. Many of them provide the Send to Readmill button, which allows you to send your purchase to your Readmill library in one click.
Upload your own books
Sometimes it turns out the book you really want to read is the one you already own. You can upload your EPUB or PDF books anytime on the web, import books from Dropbox on your iOS device or import books from your Android device.
See you in the margins,
In the light, we read the inventions of others; in the darkness, we invent our own stories.
— Highlighted by Richard Ingram in The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
You can do a lot of things if you’re not worried that you’re not supposed to be able to do them.
— Highlighted by Lorenzo Pilia in Don’t Go Back to School by Kio Stark
It is impossible for you to go on as you were before, so you must go on as you never have.
It was one of those March days, clear and sharp, when the sun shines in a perfectly white sky.
— Highlighted by Tomaz Nedeljko in Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
It’s not sufficient to do things better, we need to do better things.
When you open up your process and invite people in, you learn.