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Get Key Insights From More Books This Week Than You Did Last Year With Blinkist

Want to learn from more books next week than you did in the whole of last year? Meet Blinkist—the app helping millions of people read more than ever.
by Vanessa Gibbs | Dec 8 2023
Blinkist is the app that helps busy people read more

Reading all the books you want can be challenging. There’s plenty of knowledge to be gained from reading books and you can teach yourself almost anything with the right title. But actually sitting down and reading through those books takes a lot of time—and that’s something most of us just don’t have.

However, there’s one app that is changing how the world reads. Blinkist gathers key insights from nonfiction books and shares them as 15-minute reads and listens. There are 6,500 titles to choose from across 27 categories including entrepreneurship, psychology and productivity.

These bite-sized explainers give you everything you need to know about a book in a fraction of the time it takes to read it cover to cover.

According to Pew Research, the typical American reads just four books a year—and that number hasn’t changed since 2011. With Blinkist, you can get powerful insights from four books in your hour-long commute. In fact, the 15-minute explainers can fit into pockets of time throughout your day, like when you’re walking the dog, cooking or working out. This means you can easily get insights from more books in a week than most do in a whole year.

“Blinkist has helped me read more — period. I love that I can get the key learnings from 10+ books a week, and immediately implement them in my own life.”
– Hitha Palepu, entrepreneur and author

Don’t just take our word for it. When Blinkist surveyed its users, it found that 95% read significantly more now than before they started using the app. Want to join them and start reading more than ever? Here’s how the app works.

A Book Explained in 15 Minutes

Blinkist’s team of expert researchers, writers and editors pull out only the most important information in a book. This includes key takeaways, actionable advice, interesting case studies and entertaining anecdotes.

All this information is then presented in a bite-sized explainer that can be read or listened to. This way, you can access the knowledge found in top nonfiction books no matter how busy your schedule is.

Get key insights of nonfiction books in just 15 minutes

Learning on the Go

Although many of us want to read more, our busy lives stop us from sitting down to actually do it. With Blinkist, you don’t need to sit down to read at all. Each explainer comes with an audio version so you can listen and learn on the go. You can take in top titles while commuting, exercising or doing chores around the house, or you can incorporate Blinkist into your morning and evening routines.

The app has even won awards for its audio from the International Sound Awards.

One of Apple’s Favorite Apps

Blinkist is loved by many, but one notable fan is Apple. Not only has the tech giant named Blinkist one of the top 20 apps for lifelong learning, it also featured it in the app store 500 times in 2019 alone. Even Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, is a fan.

Beyond Apple, Blinkist is loved by everyone from Forbes to The Guardian to its 28 million users all around the world. The app has won awards from the UN for its contribution to the education space and from Google for its sleek design.

“Blinkist caters to readers with more curiosity than time.”
– TechCrunch


A Whole Library to Learn From

Fill your week with books about the topics that matter to you. The Blinkist library already has 6,500 titles with categories spanning from productivity and personal development to relationships and nutrition. You can brush up on skills you need for work, improve your personal life or simply read for fun and learn more about everything from history to politics, technology to memoirs.

“With Blinkist, I am able to read ten books a week – something I’ve never been able to do before. This helps a lot, because I want to maximize my learning in order to develop”
– Jonas, 7Mind
Explore Blinkist’s library of 6,500 books—and counting!

Plus, 40 new titles are added every month, with the latest bestsellers and trending titles added weekly. Not sure what to read next? The app makes this decision easy with recommended titles based on your interests and curated reading lists from thought leaders.

Want to read more in a week than most do in a year? Download the Blinkist app to get started.

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