Serial Reader web requests & syncing will be down for a bit. Looks like some outages at my hosting provider

New update v4.11 rolling out for iOS! Not too much new except a handy “What’s New” view that while simple taught me a lot about Swift.

Might be fewer updates for a while as I start work on a larger version update for both iOS and Android. Keep an eye out for betas!

Serial Reader is seven years old today! 🎉 It’s a long way from the dinky prototype I used to read My Antonia on my train commutes

I had completely forgotten one of the early adopters of was Debra Messing 😳 life is wild sometimes

Version 4.11 testing is underway for iOS! Join the TestFlight if you'd like to help beta test

Earlier this year, I became aware of STANDARD EBOOKS, a donation-dependent group of edtiors and layout experts who have been doing the amazing work of taking out-of-copyright books, turning them into top-quality ebooks, and then releasing them for free.

Some of the books they've done are in the Internet Archive here:

They're seeking 75 patrons in December to keep themselves afloat, consider donating to this amazing cause.

With the new year comes a bunch of new 1927 books into the US public domain! Read some of the top new titles from Virginia Woolf, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest Hemingway, and others in easy 20-minute-per-day bite-sized sections with Serial Reader

@editor I believe so, though I think it does get more complex for some works. Duke Law has a really nice article going into details:

@editor Applogies, I should have specified this is about US public domain

Happy 2023! 🎉 The new year brings a bunch of new books from 1927 into the public domain (and into Serial Reader for daily bite-sized reading)

This includes "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf, "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather, the remaining Sherlock Holmes stories, plus other titles by Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Agatha Christie, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more.

More info:

cc @bookstadon

I’ve been busy serializing a lot of great 1927 books the past few weeks. Some great titles coming to Serial Reader this weekend!

Happy holidays! 🎅🎄
Remember: A nice rating & review for your favorite app feels like a gift for the developer 🎁

Today would be a great day to open up the App Store and leave a review for one of your favorite indie apps! They really do help other folks discover the app (also they make the dev’s day ❤️)

@bookstodon Hi bookstodon! 👋 Thought Serial Reader might be of interest - it's a free mobile app that helps you read classic books in daily bits, with each day's "issue" designed to be read in under 20 minutes!

If you're looking to read more classics in 2023, setting aside just 15-20 min a day really helps! I put together some sample lists & an interactive builder to help you plan your 2023 reading list ➡

Would love to see your lists & hear what you think about the app!

@nlowell oh those are the segments of the books you get in Serial Reader each day.

I should clarify that to “days” or “daily issues” for folks who don’t use the app & just want to make a handy list!

How to Read More Books Than You'd Expect in 2023: Set aside 15-20 minutes a day. You'd be surprised how many books you can finish -

I created a little interactive reading list builder following this advice - could be helpful if you're looking to read more classic books in 2023!

New iOS update rolling out now! Here’s what’s included in v4.10:

• New option to show clock while reading
• New option to badge app icon with unread issue count
• Congrats messages now include option to disable messages
• Improved text selection options in iOS 16
• Improved design of book settings & text legibility
• Add Mastodon & other social links to About section

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