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Reading matters, but who has time? I filter the fluff and present the key ideas from the best-selling nonfiction books. Support the site and get access to all of the book summaries published.

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DURMONSKI'S MEMBERSHIP

Read more.

Learn more.

Do more.

Reading matters, but who has time? I filter the fluff and present the key ideas from the best-selling nonfiction books. Support the site and get access to all of the book summaries published.

Who is it for?

Made For Busy Adults Looking To Learn

Busy People

Parents. Business owners. People in tech. Or simply guys and girls who don't have time to read.

Curios People

Lifelong learners interested in obtaining new knowledge and expanding their world views.

Easily Distracted People

Ad-free zone for people who lack the attention span to read books and are sick of noisy sites full of ads that sell overnight success.

Ivaylo-Durmonski durmonski.com

Hello! I'm Ivaylo Durmonski.

I truly believe that reading good literature can improve humanity for the better. But there is a problem: people stopped reading at some point.

Fortunately, I can help.

I read best-selling nonfiction books and I share the most important lessons in an easy to digest format.

But to keep doing what I’m currently doing, I need some sort of funding.

See, I’m not employed by a big corporation that is trying to monopolize the market and rule the world. Nor, I want to sell your eyeballs by flooding my site with ads, sell your data, sell you t-shirts, or convince you that my 1-2-3 step program will magically make you a millionaire. No. I write, and some good folks (my dearest members) pay me for these efforts.

Here's What I do In Short:

The simple 3-step process I follow to update my site with new content:

01. Search For The Best Books

I research endless bookshelves, both offline and online, to find the best titles in the following categories: business, habits, self-help, finance, productivity, psychology, science and technology.

02. Highlight The Big Ideas

Once I handpick the most talked-about books, I lock myself in a room, sit on my behinds and I start reading. While going through the pages, I take note of the big ideas and the major lessons inside.

03. Compose Short Summary

Finally, after spending a couple of hours making sense of my initial notes, I prepare a nicely designed, easy to read, mini version of the book containing the essential lessons for you to read.

Become a Member

Simple pricing. You can cancel anytime. I won’t try to upsell you along the way. You’ll have access to everything for as long as you’re a member. All options give full access to the content on my site. Still, if you want to give a little extra, you can consider the Patron membership and get featured on my on my Patrons page.

READER

$7

Per month

Monthly. Access to all summaries, new and old. Billed monthly.

LEARNER

$70

Per year

Save $14! Access to all summaries, new and old. Billed yearly.

PATRON

$100

Per year

Full access. Your name (or site) listed on my Patrons page. Billed yearly.

*All prices are in US dollars.
**All plans come with 14 days full money-back guarantee.

"I haven't been able to log out of your site. Like clockwork, I find myself coming here every evening to read more, to learn more and to do more from it. Your summaries are very well written, very actionable and very thoughtfully presented."
Rishi Bhatnagar

What You Get:

Here are all the benefits you get if you decide to become a member:

Quality Summaries

I spend an awful amount of time understanding the big ideas inside the books I read because I actually read the books I summarize (duh!).

Digest Books Faster

Sometimes you don't need 300+ pages to understand the main concept of the book. I make sure you get the essential lessons and presented them in a nicely designed post.

Actionable Notes

Reading books matters but only if you act on them. You'll find "Actionable Notes" section inside each and every one of the summaries, giving you clear guides of things to do.

Downloadable Worksheets

All summaries come with an accompanying worksheet where you'll find difficult to answer questions. Along with that, you can take notes directly inside.

Distraction-Free (Ad-free)

I hate ads and I have a strong feeling that you hate them too. Well, you won't see a single ad pixel floating around my site, blocking your view and trying to convince you to purchase things you don't need.

Support Independent Publishing

By becoming a member of my site you take a stand. You say, "Hey, Ivaylo. I love what you're doing and I want to help you continue what you do best!"

Explore Summaries By Category

Site members get access to a special place on my site created exclusively for subscribers. From there, they can easily find what they are looking for as the summaries are divided by category.

Business

Self-help​

Finance​

Psychology

Productivity

Habits

Science/Tech

All

What Real Readers Are Saying?

Here’s what other readers—like you—are saying about my work:

"I have been following Ivaylo for some time and interchanged some emails about a Greene's book. The part that really got me is the completely different approach he have on the subject of the book. Is not the book in few words, is more the essence of the book, what the author hide between the lines."
Francisco Q.
"I love your content and I am totally sure that you are going to save my life. You’re the man, that probably saved me hundreds of hours reading and procrastination. You inspired me to write a blog about health and nutrition. Thanks again!"
Phil
"I think you are the best thing since sliced bread. WOW! is all I can say. I showed my colleagues your website and they were blown away. I could spend hours on your site. Thank you!"
Deb
"10/10 love this site. Mostly objective (some subjectivity interjected) reviews of the actual content. It's saved me a lot of time and money on disappointing books and made me reconsider others."
Natascha Stevko

FAQ

Potential questions you might have before deciding to give it a go and answers:

Not at all. I’m just an ordinary guy who reads a lot. I started this site to note the most important things I learn from the books I read. I don’t promise eternal existence or six figures income. My summaries are designed to give you the essential info from the best-selling books on the market and inspire you to make a positive change in your life. Still, I don’t believe I have all the answers.

My book summaries are not a replacement of the books themselves. By no means, I want to discourage you from reading books – quite the opposite. My hope here is to inspire you to read more. My summaries represent a compressed view of the ideas shared by the author narrated by me.

In 2019 I read 40 books and I published the same amount of summaries. While I strive to keep a pace of around one book per week, sometimes I need a bit more to finish the book that will be later summarized. Or in other words, the minimum is 2 book summaries per month while the maximum is 4.

Indeed they are. While I too love free stuff online, the only way I can continue doing what I’m doing is by getting paid for it. And since I don’t want to stuff my site with ads, prompt you to buy t-shirts, or promote Audible like many other content creators, the membership option is the best way I can keep this project running.

Running a website is not free, you know? There are certain costs involved: You have to pay for hosting, domain name, email services, etc. But these things are nothing compared to the real cost: time. I need a lot of time to read the actual books and later summarize them. Besides, people don’t really appreciate free stuff. You give someone a free meal and he’ll complain that you didn’t bring any desert.

Nope. But you can read 3 summaries per month free of charge. Additionally, you can read these 3 summaries completely free of charge: herehere, and here.

Yes and Yes. If you suddenly decide that you don’t want to be a member of my site I can refund the payment in full within the first 14 days – simply contact me. Also, if you become a member and if you decide to cancel you can do so from the account area you’ll have access to as a member at any given moment.

If you have more questions in regards my membership program you can send me an email at hi@durmonski.com.

Become a Member

Simple pricing. You can cancel anytime. I won’t try to upsell you along the way. You’ll have access to everything for as long as you’re a member. All options give full access to the content on my site. Still, if you want to give a little extra, you can consider the Patron membership and get featured on my on my Patrons page.

READER

$7

Per month

Monthly. Access to all summaries, new and old. Billed monthly.

LEARNER

$70

Per year

Save $14! Access to all summaries, new and old. Billed yearly.

PATRON

$100

Per year

Full access. Your name (or site) listed on my Patrons page. Billed yearly.

*All prices are in US dollars.
**All plans come with 14 days full money-back guarantee.