As is by now traditional on the Friday of sale week, today I present the EasyReaders.Org 2021 Summer Sale Bestseller List, the idea being that you will be able to identify AT A GLANCE which particular products or services are hot, and therefore get some to speed up your own language-learning.
EasyReaders.Org 2021 Summer Sale Bestsellers!
(data from our online shop, last seven days, sales by no. of items, excluding free downloads)
- Online Italian lessons: 10 x 30-minute lessons
- Online Italian lessons: 20 x 30-minute lessons
- Online Italian lessons: 30 x 30-minute lessons
- Italian Easy Readers ‘Three For Two’ – Level A2
- Online Italian lessons: 5 x 30-minute lessons
- The Tenses You Need To Speak Italian
- Italian Workout! A2
- Italian Easy Readers ‘Three For Two’ – Level B1/B2
- Italian Easy Readers ‘Three For Two’ – Level B1
- Italian Workout! B1
Interesting huh? Lots and lots of people taking online lessons with a club teacher, then the grammar workbooks and the ‘easy readers’ in more or less equal measure (so focus on speaking, grammar, reading/listening).
And notice the levels? Plenty of sales at A2-B2, so in the middle, though much less interest from beginners or advanced students. I guess that’s the way it should be. Beginners haven’t got the message yet, and advanced students are off doing their own thing in the real world.
Anyway, for those who still need graded material to read/listen to, I’ll copy/paste below the recommendations I wrote during a previous promotion.
Those are my personal favourite easy reader ebooks at each level, from the easiest to the hardest!
N.b. If in doubt about what to spend your ‘learn Italian’ budget on, buy some or all of the selection below. But first look at the free sample chapters, so as to check the type and level of the material and to verify that you know how to use it on your preferred device. The free sample links are included here, as well as on our Catalog page and on the product information pages (click the title to learn more).
Can’t cook? Neither can grandmother Rosa. But her health-conscious daughter has begged her to pick up the kids from school and feed them lunch – no unhealthy takeaways mind! Free sample chapter (.pdf)
An elderly couple run the village’s only hairdresser’s. He does the men, she does the women. When it comes to the invevitable gossip, of course there’s a Chinese wall between the two of them. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Hate your noisy neighbour? Imagine being stuck in a lift with them. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Ever had your purse or wallet stolen and hoped in vain that someone would return it to you? Never happens. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
A charming story of a nobody who takes a crazy risk to please his child. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
A group of childhood friends reunite to hike in the mountains, but the weather takes a turn for the worse. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
The day that women in Italy first got to vote, and the nation decided whether or not to keep its monarchy (spoiler: it didn’t.) Free sample chapter (.pdf)
My wife wrote this one. The only thing she’s ever written, as far as I’m aware, which is a shame as it’s well done. A love story, of course, and the ‘struggling artist’ carrying his canvas in the cover photo is me. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Grandad has an old-fashioned tip for his lovelorn student grandson. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
An American student goes to stay with her black-sheep Italian uncle. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
A small-town family restaurant has just one chance to make the big time! Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Rome. It’s very, very hot today. And our failing private detective is about to take his cat to the vet when he gets an unexpected phone call. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
On a planet far away, a nerdy I.T. guy with an eye for detail ends up in big trouble. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Can you really find love on the Internet? Valeria and Michele decide to find out. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Remember high school? Brutal, wasn’t it? And that was WITHOUT the ancient Greek… Free sample chapter (.pdf)
A second-world-war mystery comes to light due to some careless Italian driving. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Like ‘Pretty Woman’, but set in Italy, centuries back. There’s no Richard Gere or Julia Robers and the story is much less patriarchical… Free sample chapter (.pdf)
At the opposite end of the spectrum, at least in terms of female virtue, and set over a thousand years earlier, one of Rome’s famous vestal virgins is keen to tell you her life story. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
The first in a trilogy featuring our medieval investigator, Anselmo. I had my doubts, I admit, but enjoyed all three (the final one is the best…) Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Obviously it’s much more fashionable these days to lock child refugees in cages or confine them behind barbed wire or on islands. But back in the day, people actually cared about the welfare of vulnerable young people. Here’s the story of one of them. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Italian teacher Roberto’s narrative of his adventures on the famous pilgrim route. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Skullduggery with horses. This is probably the hardest text we have, and damn good, too. Free sample chapter (.pdf)
Così. The ‘save 20%’ promotion ends on Sunday night – stock up now and you’ll be good until the next similar offer, which is scheduled for the end of September.
Online lesson students – do you have enough credits for the rest of July, plus all of August and September? The next promotion of this type is scheduled for October 4th, which is twelve weeks away, I believe. There are always people who run out, weeks or even months before the next -20% sale, then write to ask if we can give them the discount early.
The answer to their pleas is always: ‘Daniel told you to stock up back at the time of the last offer, so sorry, no can do, it wouldn’t be fair on those who did. Buy at the full price, or wait a few weeks.’
2021 Summer Sale: Save 20%!
Save 20% on everything in our online shop these final few days of the 2021 Summer Sale!
- Coupon code 2021-Summer-Sale-20%-Off gets you 20% off everything – remember to copy and paste it into your cart, though
- The ‘Summer Sale’ ends at midnight on Sunday 11th July. The next similar offer won’t be until October, so stock up on lesson credits and ebooks while you can!
- There’s no minimum spend – use the coupon as often as you wish until Sunday night
- The 2021-Summer-Sale-20%-Off coupon code will also work on items that are already discounted, such as ebook bulkbuys or packs of online Italian lessons
- Payment options include Stripe/credit card, Amazon, Paypal, or bank transfer (not a good idea unless you have a UK bank account)
Find materials for your level in our online catalog!
Fed up with all this commercial stuff? Sick of me always trying to sell you something?
Don’t unsubscribe today, though.
Because from Monday I’ll be GIVING instead of selling!
Next week sees the start of our 30-part free series of articles (in Italian) with accompanying audio. Last year we did ‘La storia di Roma‘, this year it’s the Middle Ages.
That’ll run throughout July and August, and for most of September, at the blistering pace of three free pieces of material each week!
See you then, I hope.