“I find television to be very educating.Â Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.” Said Groucho Marx. But apparently, everyone these days is too busy to read books. Of course you are excluded if you are a student and that too a ‘good’ student. People these days watch less of television and spend more time online. Spending time in the library is a far off thing for many.
Read Print is an online library, where you can read books for free. Although the books available on it’s virtual shelves are not comparable to the wealth of books found in a real library, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to reading popular literature sitting at home, clicking away novel after novel.
As per their records, they currently accommodate over 8,000 books from over 3,500 authors. If you are free this summer vacation, you can go through the entire works of Shakespeare, or spend time on some novels by Charles Dickens.
Each author page not only has his/her writings but also a plethora of quotations and a detailed biography. Plays and dramas are categorized into acts and scenes which can be browsed as one finds time.
If books seem alien to you and you’re confused over where to start, you can check out the top authors section on the site and go through their writings. Similarly, Â a top books section has also been created. One the other hand, books can be browsed by categories of fiction, non fiction, essays, plays, poetry and short stories.
Read Print makes up for a pretty site to read books. Reading stuff on the monitor may not be your thing. But when you have to read a book and got no library nearby, this is the website you open first. Moreover, it would be more advantageous for the people behind Read Print to release an iPhone App for the service, as it could, to some extent compete with Amazon Kindle.
If reading stuff in one go is not your thing, DailyLit is a similar service that will email you small editions of books so that you can read it in installments. DailyLit has free books, as well paid ones so you can purchase the ones that you don’t find in Read Print’s belly.
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Read Print says
Hi Keshav and Ram,
Thanks for suggesting we create an iPhone app — that’s a great idea. We’re already working on a mobile version of the site for phones. Having an iPhone app would definitely be in the cards.
In addition to that you’ll soon be able to download books directly to Kindle / iPod / Phone.
A “chunk by chunk” reading feature like DailyLit is also set to go live soon.
The Read Print Team
Thanks for the updates. I’m sure our readers will be looking forward to them 🙂