Here's how you find time to read the classics

Read the greatest books of all time as email newsletters in 10 minutes or less per day.

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A newsletter just for you

Almost everything about your newsletter can be tweaked on the fly so that you can always find time to read, no matter how busy you get.

Send it to me now.
Reach the end of an email and want to keep going? Click one button and read the next one immediately.
Pause anytime.
When you're going on vacation or hit a busy period at work, it's simple to pause your emails until you're ready to start reading again.
Tons of delivery options.
Whether you want emails daily, once a week, or anything in between, we've got you covered. And if you ever need to rewind or fast-forward, you have complete control over what issue you'll get next.
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What our readers are saying

"Thanks to Modern Serial, I have an accessible way to incorporate those unread classics into my daily routine."

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“I love what you’re doing with Modern Serial. I think most email newsletters are…bullshit. But this one I really love.

It’s smart to meet people where they are. And we’re all always in our email. I like the cadence of it. I like how it says how long it’ll take me to read the email.”

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“I'm really enjoying Little Fuzzy. I check my email more regularly in the morning because I’m looking forward to getting the next issue."

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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

We charge a flat fee of $9.99 for all of our books.

Once you buy a book from us, it's yours forever. You can read it as many times as you want.

How do I create an account?

We automatically create an account for you when you buy your first book.

Once I buy a book, how often will you send me new issues?

It's up to you! By default, we send out new issues 3x/week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so you will have ample time to read each issue. But you can configure Modern Serial to send issues on whichever weekdays you prefer.

What if I need to take a break for a week when I go on vacation?

The top of each newsletter issue contains a link to the settings page, where you can pause your subscription, rewind to an earlier section of the book, or fast-forward to a later section if you want to skip ahead.