Other services create a vast library of books and then leave the rest up to you, leaving you overwhelmed and unmotivated to maintain a steady pace of reading and learning. We've tested these services, and have used that insight to make something that truly creates a consistent habit of reading in our users.
By curating our books into batches that are rolled out throughout the year at a manageable pace, and by creating quizzes that test your knowledge and absorption of the material, users actually learn more and create a better path to growth.
Books available now
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Recommended by Sam Altman, Marc Anreessen, Danielle Morrill, Elon Musk.
Product Hunt: 780 upvotes Amazon: 4.5★ by 1354 users Goodreads: 4.16★ by 27872 users
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Recommended by Marc Anreessen, Danielle Morrill.
Product Hunt: 270 upvotes Amazon: 4.6★ by 716 users Goodreads: 4.16★ by 12644 users
The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls that Can Sink a Start-Up
Recommended by Marc Anreessen, Ben Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs.
Product Hunt: 99 upvotes Amazon: 4.6★ by 106 users Goodreads: 4.08★ by 1155 users
Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares
Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
Product Hunt: 772 upvotes Amazon: 4.7★ by 248 users Goodreads: 4.21★ by 1233 users
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Product Hunt: 1144 upvotes Amazon: 4.7★ by 738 users Goodreads: 4.03★ by 5146 users
Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising
Product Hunt: 397 upvotes Amazon: 4.3★ by 574 users Goodreads: 4.03★ by 5147 users
Geoffrey A. Moore
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers
Product Hunt: 50 upvotes Amazon: 4.8★ by 80 users Goodreads: 3.99★ by 12014 users
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
Product Hunt: 165 upvotes Amazon: 4.5★ by 1183 users Goodreads: 3.82★ by 19574 users
What kinds of books does Bookcelerator Summary offer?
We make summaries for business-related books only, curated based on a rating system we developed that finds the best books for entrepreneurs to improve and grow their businesses.
I'm not an entrepreneur. Should I use Bookcelerator Summary?
Of course! We encourage anyone who wants to start a business, or get smarter on business-related topics to give Bookcelerator Summary a try.
How does the rating system work?
Our ratings are based on upvotes from Product Hunt and reviews from Amazon and GoodReads. We made an algorithm that ranks books based on their performance on these sites.
Can I try Bookcelerator Summary for free?
Yes! You can read 1 book summary for free and take the quiz that goes along with it.
What's included in the paid subscription?
Unlimited access to the existing Bookcelerator library and quizzes, as well as unlimited access to all upcoming books.
How does the Individual subscription work?
Individual subscriptions include everything in our paid subscription package. Individuals choose a book, and start receiving their 5 minute summary emails the next day. The plan costs just $100 per year.
How do I choose my next book summary?
When you sign up for a subscription plan you create a personal account on Bookcelerator. Just log in, pick a book summary from our current offering, and you will receive your first summary email the next morning.
What if I have a question or problem?
That's what we're here for! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our founders will email you back within a business day. Or, you can use a live chat form located at the bottom of the site.