What are some alternatives?
When comparing 12min APP and SparkNotes, you can also consider the following products
Blinkist - Key insights from 2,000+ bestselling nonfiction books
Four Minute Books - Making you smarter in 4 minutes or less.
Instaread - Read or hear key takeaways of any book in minutes
Book Summaries - Great books summarized in 5 quotes (or less) so you can get the main idea fast.
GetAbstract.com - Book Summaries, Book Abstracts
BookRags - Apart from book abstracts, Bookrags.