TED Books

Shorter than a novel, but longer than a magazine article -- a TED Book is a great way to feed your craving for ideas anytime. TED Books are short original electronic books produced by TED Conferences. Like the best TED Talks, they're personal and provocative, and designed to spread great ideas. TED Books are typically under 20,000 words — long enough to unleash a powerful narrative, but short enough to be read in a single sitting.

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Two ways to get TED Books

Subscribe and save
With the TED Books App, you can subscribe to TED Books and get immediate free access to every TED Books title! You get access to the entire TED Books archive for the duration of your subscription. Subscriptions are just $14.99 per year.

Books a la carte
TED Books can be purchased individually for $1.99 each on the platform and device of your choice: The TED Books app, Kindle, iBook or Nook.

Have questions? check out the TED Books FAQ or email us at tedbooks@ted.com.

More ways to enjoy TED Books

Read your TED Books on your Amazon Kindle device or via the Kindle app.

Read your TED Books on your Barnes & Noble Nook device.

Read your TED Books on your iOS device via the iBooks app.

TED Books App

Our new TED Books App allows us to embed audio, video and social features into every book, broadening the depth and detail of each work. These additional multimedia features suit the wide-ranging creative palette of our authors and allow them to fully express their ideas.

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