Reading Books On Twitter

My partner Albert and his wife Susan started a cool company last year called DailyLit. The idea behind DailyLit is you subscribe to a book and they deliver it in short bits to your email every day. I’ve read Dracula and Moby Dick this way and it’s a fun and easy way to read a book.

Yesterday DailyLit announced three daily read books on Twitter. They are:

DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM by Cory Doctorow
100 WAYS TO
SUCCEED/MAKE MONEY
by Tom Peters
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen

The way this works is if you follow any of these books on Twitter (click on the links above to do that), each day you’ll get a tweet with a link to the section of the book to read that day.

Email is an easier way to read (particularly on a mobile device), but the neat thing about daily reads on twitter is that there will be a group of people reading the book at the same time you are. I can see @replies and conversations developing around these group reads.

It will be fun to see how this works out. I’ll be reading Cory’s book. Join me if you’d like.

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