Among a million...
Several million books are published every year in the world. Only in US, more than 600 000 new books; in France , more than 70 000 and we are not talking about self-publishing. In Quebec, more than 8 000. In Turkey ? 70 000. In the rest of the world, the figures are similar. On average, a little less than one book per 1,000 inhabitants. Which still makes several million each year... Among these, a few nuggets, a few thousand, of which we will only read a tiny percentage, even at a book a day...
The best books
Book summary sites have grasped the potential of the situation: they help us extract the substance of the best books, which we can absorb in a few minutes, on our phones or on audio between destinations.
The Best Summaries
The sites featured in this directory are all by professionals, people who have made it their practice and their livelihood. There are several other sites maintained by dilettantes, we have not listed them.
Here are the best sites for becoming better through the knowledge of others.
English - Business Books. Service offered from a professional coaching service perspective.
English - Non-fiction - How-to book summaries and ideas. Also available in audio. $9-$16/month
- Life-changing books
In French - Personal Growth - Cool private initiative and professional achievement. Free
In French - Academic - In the purest French intellectual tradition. 8 €/month
In French - In English - 20 00ref="https://12min.com/" target="_blank">12min
In English, Spanish and Portuguese - Non-fiction - A few hundred selected and filtered titles. Summaries offered in text or audio. New releases every week - $$
In Italian - Non-fiction - €8-10/month
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