Readmill Blog

Mar 28

An important announcement

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:

Mar 27

“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

Mar 26

“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

Mar 24

Five ways to find your next book

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,


Mar 20

“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

Mar 18

“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

Mar 13

“It is impossible for you to go on as you were before, so you must go on as you never have.” — Highlighted by Karen McGrane in Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

Mar 11

“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

Mar 06

“It’s not sufficient to do things better, we need to do better things.” — Highlighted by Lauren Pressley in Do Disrupt — Change the status quo. Or become it. by Mark Shayler

Mar 04

“When you open up your process and invite people in, you learn.” — Highlighted by Emmanuel Quartey in Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon