Stories by Nancy Brown

The Top Books Read in 2017


When we look back at what titles our mobile readers were enjoying in 2017, we see that once again romance outpaced all other genres across our markets—just like it did in 2015 and 2016. But we’re also seeing something new.   These 5 books were among the top 30 titles read across all our geographies: … Continue Reading →

Top Books Read in 2015


Girl reading on Worldreader mobile on her mobile phone

At Worldreader, we talk a lot about access. Access is the initial hurdle when building a literate world, so books need to be easily accessible, especially in places where they have historically been sparse. Thanks to Worldreader, readers anywhere in the world can access a library of over 28,000 free books in dozens of languages. … Continue Reading →

Creating Reader-Leaders With Katha


In November, I traveled to Govindpuri, India to meet with Parvinder Kauer, the executive director of Katha. Katha is a non profit organization based in Delhi who’s work spans the literacy to literature continuum. By seamlessly connecting grassroots work in education and urban resurgence, Katha brings children living in poverty into reading and quality education. … Continue Reading →

Angry Birds Stella Inspiring Girls to Read


Two years ago, the UN declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl in order to raise global awareness about the importance of educating girls. This year, in celebration of this important occasion Worldreader is teaming up with Rovio and Egmont to empower girls everywhere with books. Rovio is best known for creating … Continue Reading →

Publisher Spotlight: Jacaranda Designs and Sub-Saharan Make a Reading Difference


Occasionally, Worldreader likes to showcase the work we’ve been doing with African publishing houses. This time, the spotlight falls on two companies,  Nairobi-based Jacaranda Designs and Accra-based Sub-Saharan Publishers. Jacaranda and Sub-Saharan both epitomize the belief in utilizing alternative distribution platforms, such as e-books, and see the need for sharing literature in ways that go … Continue Reading →