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Reader's Digest

Rated with 5 stars
Niki of Davao City, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 24, 2016

I super love the Reader's Digest. I grew up borrowing my mom's collection for the Laughter the Best Medicine section... Then All in a Day's Work, Life's Like That, Word Power, Quotable Quotes --- until I started reading the more lengthy sections. It has taught me to love reading and I am glad that over the years they did not disappoint in giving me information that made me more educated about different cultures all around the world, religion, psychology, etiquette --- you name it - Reader's Digest got it.

They always go out of their way to feature great life stories from which you could learn a lot from. One issue of the Reader's Digest could keep me entertained for a whole day. It really lives up to its name. It's a shame that the more technology advances, we people have become more engrossed in other leisure activities far less worth the while than reading a good book such as this.

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Rated with 2 stars
Sooraj of Bangalore, Other Verified Buyer
Original review: April 23, 2016

I am subscribed for Reader's Digest. A week ago you told me you will send a subscription copy and free gifts along with a Reader's Digest copy. Still now I have not received any copies. Probably your courier man has not identified my address properly. In case of I not receiving any copies I would consider this Reader's Digest subscription and sweepstakes as fake and I am may lodge a complaint against this. Please be honest and sincerely give my free gifts as I was ready to pay my 761 Rs cash.

Rated with 1 star
Ramakant of Clayton, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 19, 2016

I got a phone call from a sales person in Reader's digest and agreed to pay an amount of AUD 60 (approx) on my credit card for a year's subscription and a book. Not having received a single issue of the magazine for 3 months after that, I left a complaint with their customer service online. They emailed me, promising to re-send issues of the magazine and the book. No magazine issues of the book appeared in the mail for another 2 months, so I lodged another complaint, getting no reply this time. Another month later, I disputed the transaction on my credit card and successfully reversed it.

Last week (nearly 9 months after the phone call), I got a threatening email from "Black Collection Services" Sydney informing me of my debt to Reader's Digest Australia of an amount of AUD 49.95. I was directed to pay or suffer loss of credit rating via default registered with Veda Advantage. The email from "Black Collection" had my postal address wrong. This made me realize that they might have mailed magazine issues to the wrong address for a few months until I disputed the transaction, following which they probably stopped. The person who called me offering promotional rate for 1 yr subscription obviously took down my postal address all wrong, which is not my problem.

I lodged another complaint with their customer service explaining the history of the case, demanding they withdraw the collection notice. Now their customer service department appears to ignore the full content of my messages lodged online and annoyingly keeps asking me for proof of payment made. I would strongly advise anyone against dealing with Reader's Digest as their customer service is dumb and callous, resorting to unfriendly tactics when the problem arose from their own mishandling.

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Rated with 1 star
SUJAN of Kolkata, IN 700084 Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Feb. 4, 2016

I have not received the refund of Rs.579 from your end against the cancellation of Subscription No. ** and please pay the refund amounting to Rs. 579 as early as possible. I had given repeated mails to the customer care of Reader's Digest & they had mailed me that they had send the money by money order & on 08.01.2016 they mailed me the following: "Mr. **, This is with reference to your complaint for the non-receipt of refund. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you. We would like to inform you that, we have already processed the refund via money order and you expect the same within 7-10 days time."

Rated with 1 star
Original review: Jan. 22, 2016

I paid for a year's subscription for Reader's Digest a few months ago for the first time, and still have not received an issue. My credit card has been charged months ago. Any word when I will receive them?

Rated with 1 star
RAMA KRISHNA of Bangalore, Other Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Aug. 13, 2015

I have subscribed for this ** Reader's Digest book few months back. My subscription id is : **. They had taken all my yearly subscription charges online. They never send copies until and unless you send tons of reminders. Sometimes I even came across things like "despite of continuous reminders they never respond to your emails." But no ** from Reader's Digest had sent me copies so far.

Rated with 1 star
Dallas of Mount Airy, NC Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 14, 2015

My Grandmother subscribed to this magazine for many years and as a child I loved reading. I was always excited to visit my grandparents house and could not wait to read the latest edition of RD. It was a wonderful experience. Fast forward to a few years ago when she had a stroke. Her subscription ran out and then the bullying began. She began receiving "Overdue" notices and threats to turn her over to "Collections". She was almost in tears when she showed me the "Collection Notices" and asked me what she should do. I returned ALL of the correspondence with a note to cancel the subscription. It continued for quite a while until they finally stopped. I believe based on her subscription period they knew she was in the later stages of her life and susceptible to these attacks. Never again will they receive money from me or my family!

Rated with 5 stars
LINDA of Mc Henry, IL Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 20, 2015

I started the select editions in 2013 and in one summer I read 22 books which included some ancient condensed novels. Last year not as much as time DID not allow. I look forward to again this year spending time on our patio swing reading with great enjoyment and sipping limeade. Thank you Reader's Digest.

Rated with 2 stars
Polly of Northampton, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 7, 2015

I paid for a one year subscription to Reader's Digest for 2014 for my sister, intending it to be just for that year, no mention of renewal anywhere. This week (end March 2015) I received a "Gift Subscription Renewal - Payment Reminder", saying they had already sent the second copy of this year's subscription to my sister. The letter had large red writing and a red banner across and was obviously intended to resemble an overdue payment request. Very poor tactics by Reader's Digest, intending that their demographic of mainly older people would be taken in easily by the appearance of an overdue payment demand, and of course until I checked, I couldn't remember whether I had started that subscription for this year or last - it was a Christmas gift. No more transactions from me, gift or otherwise, with Reader's Digest for such underhand marketing.

Rated with 1 star
christina of Rousehill, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 29, 2014

I'm getting annoyed with these people with high prices with books, dvds and cds. The highest price for 1 of the books is $69.96, the highest dvd price I've got is $79.98. Today, I got the demand for payment letter bill showing I owe them $317.41 that's including the administration fee is turns to $10. They also give you stuff you didn't order and also demand payment. I've seen people on YouTube going downhill from Reader's Digest bills giving us letters and repeating their crap. It's just a big rip off, it's like they don't care. If they did, then why are we pay so much for their stuff. These people should be stopped.


Is There Money to be Made in Rare Books? Reader's Digest Says "Yes"

<center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.

<center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.

<center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.

<center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.

<b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.

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Reader's Digest Condensed Book Series to Get Wider Distribution

The Reader’s Guild has signed an exclusive, long-term licensing agreement to market and publish Reader’s Digest's Condensed Book series as Reader’s Digest Classic Editions. Initially distributed four times a year and, most recently, bi-monthly, the titles,previously available only through direct mail, will now be offered to the general trade.

Each volume includes four or five bestselling novels by prominent authors such as John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Agatha Christie, Michael Crichton, and John Grisham. The Reader's Digest Classic Editions will be released as e-books, Kindle Singles, paperback, trade paperback, and hardcover editions. The agreement covers approximately 1,500 books and Reader's Guild has the rights to publish new versions of condensed books two years after their original release date.

“Since 1950, Reader’s Digest has published hundreds of condensed titles and we are delighted to work with The Reader’s Guild to give a whole new generation of readers an opportunity to enjoy first-class condensations of award-winning titles, many of which are currently out-of-print,” said Harold Clarke, president and publisher, Reader’s Digest Books and Home Entertainment.


But even when one has a trade edition of a book of fiction, the odds are still very high against it being worth much of anything. This applies to the majority of hardcover fiction but there are many specific exceptions. Readers' Digest condensed books are not collectible.

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Keeping this in view, how do you know if an old book is valuable?

Look inside the book and identify the book's publisher - complete the publisher field but leave out terms like limited, company or press. If possible identify the book's date of publication. Complete the date fields - if you have identified the exact year of publication then put the same date into both fields.

Likewise, what authors books are worth money? 20 Iconic Books You Probably Own That Are Now Worth A LOT Of Money!

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997), J.K. Rowling.
  • The Cat in the Hat (1957) Dr.
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • The Bible (1600 – 1630)
  • The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book (1894-1895) Rudyard Kipling:

Also question is, where can I donate Reader's Digest condensed books?

Readers Digest books are hard to get rid of so many people donate them to the Salvation Army or Good Will. Those would be good places to look. Another place to try is library book fundraisers where people donate their old books to the library and then people buy them for a few dollars each.

Where can I sell my books for cash?

Here are the top 10 places to sell books for cash, while decluttering or just to make a little extra money for something you want or need.

General Books

  • (as Third-Party Seller)
  • Sell Back Your Book.
  • Half Price Books Stores.
  • Yard Sales & Garage Sales.

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Reader's Digest Condensed Books

Reader's Digest Condensed Books was a series of hardcover anthology collections, published by the American general interest monthly family magazine Reader's Digest and distributed by direct mail. Most volumes contained five (although a considerable minority consisted of three, four, or six) current best-selling novels and nonfiction books which were abridged (or "condensed") specifically for Reader's Digest.[1][2] The series was published from 1950 until 1997, when it was renamed Reader's Digest Select Editions.[3]

The series was popular; a 1987 New York Times article estimated annual sales of 10 million copies.[4] Despite this popularity, old copies are notoriously difficult to sell.[5][6]

For much of their publication schedule, the volumes were issued four times each year. Each year the company produced a Volume 1 (winter), Volume 2 (spring), Volume 3 (summer), and Volume 4 (autumn). In later years they added a Volumes 5, and then a Volume 6, going to a bi-monthly schedule by the early 1990s. The series was produced for 47 years (1950–1997), until being renamed Reader's Digest Select Editions. (Note: UK editions seem to have been somewhat different from USA editions. Pre-1992 Canadian editions also contain different titles.)

Occasional books such as The Leopard (Summer 1960), The Days Were Too Short (Autumn 1960), and Papillon (Autumn 1970) were not published in English originally but were abridgments of translations. In some cases, advanced copies of the hardcover edition were printed in paperback form. In a few cases, new editions of older works (Up from Slavery, published originally in 1901 (Autumn 1960), A Roving Commission: My Early Life, published originally in 1930 (Autumn 1951) or Goodbye Mr. Chips, published originally in 1934 (Summer 1961)) were also among the condensed selections.




















































Readers Digest: For Sentimental Reasons (1995 Reader's Digest cassette)

It was beautiful, pristine and there were no mosquitoes. Perhaps they were scared away by a thick fumes coming out of the tent where Sasha slept, or the tarry smoke of a fire, or maybe a light warm breeze. Interfered with the flights. But the fact is, they were not.

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