We created DailyLit because we spent hours each day on email but could
not find the time to read a book. Now the books come to us by email.
We got the idea for DailyLit after the New York Times serialized a few
classic works in special supplements a few summers ago. We wound up
reading books that we had always meant to simply by virtue of making
them part of our daily routine of reading the newspaper. The only
thing we do more consistenly than read the paper is read email. Bingo!
We put together a first version and began reading "War of the Worlds"
and "Pride and Prejudice". We showed it to friends, added more books
and features at their request, and presto, DailyLit was born.
How It Works
DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail. DailyLit currently
offers over 250 classic public domain titles that can be subscribed to
and read in their entirety for free. Popular titles include "The Art
of War" by Sun Tzu and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen Readers
can choose how often and at what time they want the e-mails sent to
them (e.g. every weekday at 6:30am). Books on DailyLit can be read any
place that a reader receives e-mail, including on a PDA, Blackberry,
Trio, etc. Each installment of a book can be read in under 5 minutes,
and if a reader is done with a particular installment, a reader can
receive the next installment immediately in his/her e-mail Inbox.
DailyLit has recently added forums where readers can discuss their
favorite books and authors.