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About 12min - Book Summaries

Get smarter in just 12 minutes. With the 12min app, you can read or listen to the key takeaways from thousands of bestselling nonfiction books.

Enjoy the condensed version of the world’s most influential bestsellers in audio and text.


FREE access to the microbook of the day
RICH SELECTION of insightful and actionable microbooks
▷ Audio SPEED adjustment
▷ Sync and send microbooks to Kindle
▷ Language Selection (English, Spanish and Portuguese)
OFFLINE listening and learning
▷ Professionally curated Playlists
22 Categories to choose from
▷ Highlight your learnings

Most-read microbooks

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

Latest releases

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
But I'm Not an Expert! by Meera Kothand
Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski
Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

New feature - 12min Personalities

A great way to learn more about the lives of distinguished figures throughout recorded history whose philosophies, ideas and findings - helped shaped how we perceive the world today.

Dante Alighieri
Friedrich Nietzsche
William Shakespeare
Leonardo Da Vinci
Frida Kahlo

What do our users think about 12min?


An absolutely great app which enables you to listen to or read several book summaries.

Adrian Gardiner

Amazing concise summaries, absolutely love this app. Makes it so easy to consume a lot of information easily. Recommend it to everyone.

Matthew Baldizzone

Quick way to keep learning.

How do we create microbooks?

➢ The curatorship process starts with us going through many bestselling lists.
➢ Next, our writers are encouraged to read the books assigned to them and take notes.
➢ Once the microbook is written, our team of editors will check to see if the microbook is actionable and full of insightful ideas.
➢ Last but not least, the microbook is sent to our narration team for the final touch.

But, why learn through microbooks?

➢ Get access to different ideas.
➢ Find inspiration and develop new skills.
➢ Uncover new viewpoints.
➢ Stay up to date with the latest trends in politics, social issues, economy, investments, entrepreneurship, marketing, management and more.
➢ Listen to audiobooks while commuting or exercising!

How does it work?

Sign up for a 3-day free trial and get unlimited access to all microbooks in audio and text.
Please note: After the 3-day trial period has ended, you’ll be notified to either continue with your Premium Membership by signing up for our yearly subscription or opt for the FREE plan.

You can cancel or update your subscription details at any time in your Account Settings. We’ll automatically renew your subscription unless you cancel it at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription plan.

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