Readmill’s tagline: Why make a book digital and not make it shareable?
The experience of making a book your own is through highlighting, commenting, and marking the book as your territory by stamping it with your name.
Even better, is sharing the captured moments of joy, insight, sadness and connections with your friends and others who have read the very same book, an art somewhat lost with the advent of ebooks. The joy of reading is still intact, but the shared experience of reading and making a book your own is definitely missing.
How can we capture the experiences of marginalia—the fringe scribbles, comments and highlights of passages, that resonates with us in a digital space? Enter Readmill’s founder Henrik Berggren:
With Readmill you can:
- Highlight your favourite passages
- Share highlighted passages on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
- Synch your books, highlights and annotations from your Amazon library
- Recommend a book
- “Like” highlighted passages from your friends
- See data on your reading habits
Readmill also has some other great uses that may not be so obvious:
Are you an english major? Are you taking english classes? Classmates can follow each other’s highlights and annotations as this would be a great way to see insights and different meanings arrived at by your peers. Teachers can also share their thoughts and important passages with their students.
Are you a book blogger, reviewer or literary analyst? Readmill offers a great way for you to store and share your thoughts and analysis of books that you were not able to include in your written pieces.
Are you an author? Share your thoughts on the books you have written, provide an “inbetween the pages” insight into your book. Readers love to understand where the author is coming from when they read passages in your book. I know I do.
There are many more benefits to using Readmill that you will have to find out for yourself.
I thoroughly enjoy using Readmill and if you are a reader of this blog I guarantee you will too.
Check out and sign up for Readmill by clicking HERE