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Too busy to read a book?

There’s an app for that.

Plympton, a digital startup, unveiled Rooster on Monday, an iPhone app that will send short, timed installments to readers who are on the go, according to Mashable.

Rooster will divide books into 15-minute installments. Readers can decide when to get the update and how often.

One of the other settings is that Rooster will also recommend books to read.

“Like your trusted friend who always has great recommendations, we take the guesswork out of choosing your next read,” the company wrote on its website. “Each month, we pair our contemporary selection with a classic. Both are great on their own and together they’re even better, like a fine cheese with the perfectly selected wine.”

You can read more about Rooster in Jennifer 8. Lee’s own words, who recently wrote a post about it for Digital Book World.

The app will cost $4.99 a month and is currently available by invitation only. Readers can request an invite on the Rooster website.

Considering my commute lasts about 30 seconds, I’ll be sitting this one out. But if anyone takes part in this, let us know what you think of Rooster.

Editor’s Note: I have signed up for the 2 week free trial, and I’ll be reporting on it in a day or so.

 
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