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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Readitfor.me's collection of readings are professionally curated to help you solve specific problems related to the workplace.Readitfor.me's collection of readings are professionally curated to help you solve specific problems related to the workplace.Image: PexelsBy TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2019-04-09 09:00:00 UTC

When's the last time you read a book — a whole book? Maybe it was on a recent vacation, when you zipped through a trashy beach read you'd picked up from the airport. Maybe it was in college, but only because you'd fail a class if you didn't. Or perhaps it was even longer ago still — say, upon your hundredth reread of your favorite Harry Potter novel. (The books *are* way better than the movies, FWIW.)

At any rate, it might comfort you to know you're not the only one who's struggling to make time to read: A Pew Research Center survey found that approximately one in four American adults didn't read a single book in 2017 — the most recent year for which data's available — either in whole or in part. 

You might be thinking, So what? Well, just think about the impact of reading avoidance in terms of one's professional career: If you're not regularly learning and building new knowledge as imparted by the experts who have come before you, it'll be impossible for you to stay ahead of the business curve.

Former digital marketing guru Steve Cunningham took this dilemma to heart in 2017 after realizing that the professionals he'd meet never read the business books on their own shelves; they were just too busy. He was thus inspired to create Readitfor.me, a book summary service for entrepreneurs, executives, and business coaches who are short on time but want to get ahead.

Readitfor.me works by condensing the most important business titles into 12-minute summaries of their most important lessons. Each summary has been carefully chosen so that you're only absorbing key takeaways, whether you're devouring a new bestseller or a decades-old classic. 

One thing that sets the app apart from other services is that it shares its summaries in the form of animated videos for improved comprehension. Plus, Readitfor.me's collection of readings are professionally curated to help you solve specific problems related to productivity, tough conversations, management, and other common workplace predicaments. 

For the next few days, you can get a year's worth of access to all of Readitfor.me's current and future summaries for just $29 — a massive 91% discount on its original retail price of $228. Want to extend your learning even further? You can also score a five-year Readitfor.me membership for $99, or a lifetime membership for $199. The two are valued at $1,140 and $2,280 respectively, so you're saving some serious bucks either way.

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