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See what major media like CNN, The Guardian and The New York Times and prominent technology blogs like TechCrunch and Mashable have to say about our work.

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“By expanding access to education in areas where books are a scarce resource, the Worldreader team is trying to break the cycle of poverty, one electronic page at a time.”

—Katie Linendoll, CNN

“Worldreader Mobile can compress data and reduce cost of reading to just two to three cents for every 1,000 pages read. Of the people surveyed, only 18% said the cost of data was a concern, while 50% said they never worry about the price.”

—Catherine Shu, TechCrunch

“Worldreader’s costs, which amount to about $0.50 per e-book delivery, are kept low thanks to preferential deals with hundreds of publishers around the world.”

—Oliver Balch, The Guardian

“[Mary Pope Osborne’s] publisher, Random House, donated the entire “Magic Tree House” series to the Worldreader program. “I think what they’re doing is beyond words, really,” [Osborne] said.”

—Nick Wingfield, The New York Times

“Worldreader also knows exactly what people are reading. Across all markets, romance is the most popular genre, though readers also love short stories and textbooks, which are available through the CK-12 Foundation, an open source textbook repository.”

—Zoe Fox, Mashable

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