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What if you could obtain valuable insights from books worldwide that have been translated and condensed into easy-to-digest reads?
NexPage transforms foreign books into concise, compelling explainers. In just a few minutes, you can absorb wisdom from a different corner of the planet.
WHAT IS NEXPAGE?
Today, if someone wants to read a book but does not know the language, they are limited to what they can find on Google. This is unacceptable because it is difficult to even know what to search for, and hiring a translator for this purpose is prohibitively expensive.
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to gain knowledge and learn about other cultures without being limited by language or distribution barriers. We envision a world in which someone in the United States can get key ideas in English from a book originally written in Chinese, and someone in Indonesia can get key ideas in Bahasa Indonesia from a book originally written in Japanese.
Having worked in North Asia, we discovered a treasure trove of knowledge not available on Google, Wikipedia, or Amazon. The topics range from Business Management, Biographies, Self-Improvement, Entrepreneurship, Relationships, among many others. We felt it was a shame if such knowledge remained locked up and inaccessible to the rest of the world. Hence, we started NexPage to make learning accessible to English readers.
However, in a recent survey, researchers found that the average full-time American employee works 47 hours a week with only 19 minutes a day devoted to reading. Additionally, as more people work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lines blur between work and personal life, and people are increasingly getting burnout from work. With so little time set aside for reading, we wanted to provide people with knowledge to enrich themselves without eating into the time they reserved for other activities.
We are helping make this world a reality by producing high-quality summaries of the best nonfiction books from around the world and delivering them in the mother tongue so that people can save time while reading in their preferred language.
“It’s a refreshing concept to allow readers to be exposed to easily digestible and a wider variety of content, especially for those with less time or a shorter attention span.” – Shi Min
“Having seen the growth journey at Blinkist and given the great cultural and language diversity in Asia, I can absolutely see the potential for NexPage. I am a great lover of ‘Asian’ Literature…It would be great to read summaries of those books that are yet to be translated.” – Victoria
“An innovative app. The summaries of books are diverse, and the content is engaging. The content is neatly summarised, with special attention given to the main focuses of the book. An informative and digestible 15 minute read without the language barrier. With NexPage, I’ve had exposure to topics that I was prior ignorant to, as well as improved cultural awareness on a global scale.” – Eleanor
HOW IT WORKS:
It is easy to get started. Download NexPage on either Apple App Store or Google Play Store and sign up for a free 7-day trial. Spend a few days reading our summaries, learning new topics and broadening your horizons — we guarantee you’ll enjoy it!
We offer monthly and annual plans. When you subscribe, you have unlimited access to our continually expanding catalogue while mastering topics such as psychology, philosophy, history, finance, leadership, business, and more.
– Zhi Rong Tan