Instaread

Read or hear key takeaways of any book in minutes

#2 Product of the DayJuly 08, 2016
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Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
This is exactly like Blinkist.
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Michael Lefkowitz@leftynaut · Software Engineer
@noxowe Looks to be about the same price too
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Bradley R@knownhuman · Strategist, Recurve Services
@noxowe Exactly.
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Azam Khan@azamkhan · Co-Founder @ Distru
@noxowe yeh wtf? i got blinkist for 35$ for the year by going through the discount available on fourminutebooks.com
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Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
@azamkhan Even the design is mostly matching but yeah, as a Blinkist fan and active subscriber I just don't see the point of this product. It has almost no exclusives compared to Blinkist and it has much less content. So just why?
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Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
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Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
What if DJ Khaled starts promoting this app and renames it to "Major Book 🔑's"
Nice. I'm more interested in understanding concepts than details, so summaries work really well for me. I've been using Blinkist for a couple of years, which seems almost identical. How is this different?
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rahulMakerHiring@rahulific
Hi Product Hunt! Excited to be here! I am the Co-founder of Instaread. To answer several of the comments, the the main difference between Instaread and competitors: 1) We summarize books from a wide range of categories and not just self-help or business. We are creating an extensive content library in politics, history, medical, science, biographies/memoirs, health & fitness and even fiction. 2) We invest considerable $$ into creating a summary. What this means is the writers we attract tend to be very high-caliber (journalists for NYTimes, Economist, etc.), we get to do delightful custom cover art (example check out this gorgeous cover of Putin Country we made - http://imgur.com/n1PGIJi , right is full book and left is instaread) and our audiobook quality can be as good as NPR or Radiolab (we are in the midst of giving our audiobooks a facelift). Happy to get more feedback and answer any questions.
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Ben Mehling@bmehling · Healthcare @ Crossover, Reflexion, Mirth
@rahulific Thx Rahul. What's the pricing?
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rahulMakerHiring@rahulific
@bmehling only $2.99/mo for full access to text & audio summaries. Cancel anytime. No annual commitment required.
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Ben Mehling@bmehling · Healthcare @ Crossover, Reflexion, Mirth
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Sarath Chandu@sarath_chandu · student @ IIT kharagpur
@rahulific just had a idea for you.. gmail: chsc007@gmail.com
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Antonio Autiero@antonio_autiero · HH Designer - 🔬 Analytically empathic 🦄
I was toying around with a similar idea for a while now. Nice one! Quick suggestion: if you want to offer a free month, just do it. Don't put self-renewing, self-paying subscription on the user up-front.. If I haven't even tried the product it's discouraging to have to go through the whole process. Good luck with this! 👊🚀
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Daniel F Lopes@danflopes · I help build better products @Whitesmith
@autnow I have to agree here. I understand that are looking into making the product profitable, but as Antonio said, it's discouraging to signup imho. But looks good! Will test it when available for Android.