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Six New Italian-English Parallel Texts: 50% Off!

If you’re studying Italian, you might be interested to know that I’ve just published six new Italian-English parallel text ebooks.

They’re all around intermediate level (there are plenty of easier ones already in our online shop!)

With parallel texts, the idea is that you get the orginal Italian text plus an English translation.

That way, as well as reading and enjoying the story, you can compare the two versions line by line if you wish.

Scroll on down for brief descriptions and links.

You oughtn’t to miss the FREE sample chapter – it’s there so you can check that the level is suitable for you.

But best of all?

All six ebooks are HALF THE USUAL PRICE this first week!

So, it’s Friday afternoon…

The perfect moment to stock up on new study material, save a pot of money, and turbo charge your Italian!


Italian/English Parallel Text: Il campo di papaveri (A2/B1)

Italian/English parallel texts - Il campo di papaveri - Cover image A young artist, who can’t pay his rent, offers to paint his landlord’s flat instead. But guess who the landlord’s daughter turns out to be?

FREE sample chapter (.pdf)

Full version just £3.99!

Italian/English Parallel Text: Vivaldi e la chiesa della Salute (B1)

Italian/English parallel texts - Vivaldi e la chiesa della Salute - Cover image A misty Sunday morning in Venice, 1703, and there goes Sig. Vivaldi, part-time violinist and composer, hurrying off to his day job taking mass in one of the city’s famous churches…

FREE sample chapter (.pdf)

Full version just £3.99!


Italian/English Parallel Text: Colombo e il mare oceano (B1/B2)

Italian/English parallel texts - Colombo e il mare oceano - Cover image September 1492, Atlantic Ocean: Christopher Columbus is wrestling with his fear of failure and ruin. After months at sea, there’s still no sign of land. Captains and crew are growing desperate!

FREE sample chapter (.pdf)

Full version just £3.99!

Italian/English Parallel Text: Segreti e polpette (B1/B2)

Italian/English parallel texts - Segreti e polpette - Cover image Meet the Agnolottis: father, mother, son and daughter, who together run “Da Ettore”, a trattoria in a small Italian town. The restaurant has been in the family for generations, and everyone pulls together to make it a success! But when the chance comes to win an important gastronomic award, the pressure starts to mount…

FREE sample chapter (.pdf)

Full version just £3.99!

Italian/English Parallel Text: Un furto ad arte (B1/B2)

Italian/English parallel texts - Un furto ad arte - Cover image Rome, mid-summer, and the temperature outside is so high that sensible people stay at home with the shutters closed and the air-conditioning at maximum. So a private detective is surprised when he receives a phone call from the son of one of the city’s great families. Will he agree to investigate the theft of a famous painting?

FREE sample chapter (.pdf)

Full version just £3.99!

Italian/English Parallel Text: Un giorno con Raffaello (B1/B2)

Italian/English parallel texts - Un giorno con Raffaello - Cover image Who hasn’t now heard of Raffaello, one of the most famous Italian painters? But he wasn’t always so well-known…

FREE sample chapter (.pdf)

Full version just £3.99!


N.b. How To View Your Parallel Texts With The Chapters Side-By-Side!

Viewing the chapters of your parallel text ebook side by side (so as to compare the different languages) is not hard, but probably won’t happen automatically.

There are a few simple, free things you’ll need to do first.

The file is a .pdf so will open with whatever the default .pdf reader on your device is.

These can vary and will probably NOT show the chapters side-by-side, as intended.

For this reason, we recommend the free Adobe Reader, which is installed on many computers in any case.

If you don’t have it, download it here (though I’d suggest un-checking the ‘Optional Offers’…)

Once you have Adobe Reader installed, this is what you do:

  1. Download the file by right-clicking on the ‘Free Sample Chapter’ link and selecting ‘Save as’
  2. Don’t just click on it or it will open in a browser, which probably works differently
  3. Instead, view it in your device’s downloads file
  4. Open with Adobe Reader (right click on the file, choose ‘Open with’, select Adobe Reader)
  5. In Adobe Reader…
  6. Look in the menu (at the top) for ‘View’, then choose ‘Page display’
  7. Choose ‘two page view’ (for the parallel text) or ‘single page view’ for normal documents
  8. Use ‘View’ / ‘Read mode’ to make the text larger or smaller so that it fits your screen
  9. Use the ‘zoom’ and ‘page up/down’ buttons to navigate through the book
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A challenging new Italian easy reader out now!

“Buona domenica” from EasyReaders.Org.

Just a quick one to let you know I’ve just published (like, literally, minutes ago) a new easy reader ebook, Colombo e il mare Oceano.Italian easy readers - Colombo e il mare Oceano - cover image

September 1492, Atlantic Ocean: Christopher Columbus is wrestling with his fear of failure and ruin. After months at sea, there’s still no sign of land. Captains and crew are growing desperate!

This is not a long text. The audio is 23 minutes and I finished the story in less than an hour (skipping the exercises…)

But there were lots of words that were new to me.

And the audio was fast.

Even though it was recorded by a colleague who I’ve known for years and speak to every day, at times I was pushed to keep up.

Conclusion: this is one for students of Italian who like a challenge!

You should have at least intermediate level, preferably above.

Before you buy, do download the free sample chapter (.pdf),  just to be sure the material is right for you.

Oh, and by the way, you can save 25% on the normal easy reader price if you get it this first week.

The full version of Colombo e il mare Oceano (eight chapters, eight glossaries, eight exercises, solutions, and the audio to listen to online as often as you wish) costs just £5.99.


Other titles in our ‘Day in the life of’ series include.

Why not read and listen to them all??

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Nine Book Of The Film Easy Readers – Save 50%!

Learning Italian?

Just a quick “Heads up!” to let you know that we’ve published a new ‘bundle’ of Italian easy readers, this time especially for movie buffs.

Since the success of our Eighteen Italian Easy Readers – HALF PRICE! bundle, I’ve been meaning to put together something similar for our ‘Book of the Classic Italian Movie’ series.

So here it is:

Nine Book Of The Film Easy Readers – Save 50%!

Read our ‘easy reader’ versions of these classic Italian movies to understand the plot and get to know the characters.

Then go find the movie and watch it!

You’ll be amazed how much the easy readers help.

I know, because I’ve tried it myself!

Work your way up, level by level, from A2 (the easiest) to B1/B2 (the hardest).

In doing so, you’ll boost your Italian (grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening skills), while at the same time getting to know some of the classics of Italian cinema!!

Nine ebooks, normally £7.99 each, total €71.91.

Yours for just £35.95!

Nine Book Of The Film Easy Readers – Save 50%!


You’re getting this email because you joined the mailing list at EasyReaders.Org.

You should have received a 33% discount voucher to use on the site.

If you haven’t used it yet, why not take this opportunity to save EVEN MORE?

The voucher is good for a third off, even on items that are already on sale!

Like the bundles mentioned above…

Eighteen Italian Easy Readers – HALF PRICE!

Nine Book Of The Film Easy Readers – Save 50%!


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It’s normally in the ‘footer’ of the email.


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FREE ebooks: Italian, Spanish, French, German!

Starting today, EasyReaders.Org is offering one free ebook download for each of our major languages: Italian, Spanish, French & German.

The free ebooks are clearly marked with a ‘Sale’ symbol in the Learn Italian, Learn Spanish, Learn French and Learn German sections of our online shop.

Getting your hands on them is easy:

  1. Add the ebooks you want to your cart
  2. Click ‘Cart’ in the menu to view your selection
  3. Press the large ‘Proceed to Checkout’ button
  4. Fill in your details and press the orange ‘Place order’ button
  5. You’ll be redirected to a page with links to download your free ebook or ebooks

No payment information is asked for, unles you decide to buy something as well.

Later, there’ll be an email to confirm your order. Pay attention to this one – it also contains the download link or links.

Simple as that.

The download links are good for a maximum of three downloads (to save our server) and will expire after seven days.

So save your ebook(s) someplace safe on our computer, tablet or smartphone.

Oh, and would you help us out by spreading the word to any friends who are studying one of these languages?

Teachers, you could even mention this to your students…

Here are those links again:

Learn Italian | Learn Spanish | Learn French | Learn German


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What’s on sale this week at

What’s on sale this week at

All five levels of our Italian Workout! series, that’s what.

They’re reduced from £15.99 to £11.99 (that’s a 25% saving!)

For each level, you get a .pdf ebook and audio files.

Get all five levels and you’ll cover nearly the entire Italian syllabus…

Get the Italian Workout! for your level

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Save 50% On This Selection Of Easy Readers

Which language (or languages) will YOU study this week?

At we plan to change our promotions each Thursday, Giovedi, jeudi, juves, Donnerstag!

So from today until Wednesday 5th October, check out the fantastic 50% discount on these four easy readers: one each in Italian, French, Spanish & German!

Cover image: Rosa la cuoca disastrosaRosa la cuoca disastrosa

Italian, A1, normally £7.99 this week just £3.99!

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Easy Spanish Readers - Rosa, la pésima cocinera - Cover ImageRosa, la pésima cocinera

Spanish, A1, normally £7.99 this week just £3.99!

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Easy French Readers - Monique, la cuisinière catastrophique - Cover ImageMonique, la cuisinière catastrophique

French, A1, normally £7.99 this week just £3.99!

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German easy readers - Susi, die katastrophale Köchin - Cover imageSusi, die katastrophale Köchin

German, A1, normally £7.99 this week just £3.99!

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Or get all four and compare them!!

That should keep you busy until next Thursday, Giovedi, jeudi, juves, Donnerstag…

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‘Easy readers’ are simplified books for language learners.

Ours are written by language teachers and come with an audio recorded by a native speaker of the language you are learning.

Currently we have around fifty e-book easy readers for you to choose from, the majority in Italian, but some also in English, German, French, Spanish and other languages!

There’s always a free sample chapter to download before you buy.

Visit our shop to start learning with easy readers!

Or for more information, see our FAQ or contact us.