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Building a global library for all

In 2013 we reached 350,000 new readers all around the world. We provided the distribution channel, but our publishers and authors provided the magic: the content that our readers can’t stop reading.

We are proud to work with some of the worlds’ most innovative publishers and authors, each passionate about the importance of universal access to education and a believer in the power of stories to shape and transform the world we live in.

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If you are a publisher or author who wants to make a lasting contribution to literacy, we’d like to hear from you.

Authors and Worldwriters click here to add your book or story to the Worldreader library.

Publishers big and small please contact us at

*Note that we accept content in epub and simple word doc files but in special cases, and for publishers located in Sub-Saharan African and India, we also accept books in other formats, determined on a case-by-case basis.

Why Partner With Us?

Besides taking an active role in eradicating illiteracy, publishers and authors who make their content available to our readers also benefit by:

  • Gaining access to highly engaged and growing readership
  • Unprecedented insight into the reading patterns of users in our target markets
  • Opportunities to directly promote new books or events to our readers

Who we work with

Worldreader works with more than 140 publishers and authors from around the world, including Penguin Random House (United States), Kachifo (Nigeria), KidsCan (Canada), Pratham (India), Storymoja (Kenya), Modjaji (South Africa) and Hesperian (United States).

Find out more about who we work with.

Writers Changing Lives: A Chat with Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor

Since Worldreader Mobile launched in early 2012, we’ve added two thousand books to our original 1,000 book offering.

One such story, which has logged over 420 reader hours, and consistently attracts an average of 2,000 readers a month is The Girl With the Magic Hands by Nnedi Okorafor.

In some ways this uptake is unsurprising: Nnedi Okorafor’s imagination has been praised in the New York Times as “stunning” and her list of honors is half a mile long.

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