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Four Steps to Successful Giving

November 27, 2018 By

In the next few weeks, you’ll hear from hundreds of non-profits asking for your support. They matter! Non-profits are helping address some of the world’s largest problems that haven’t been adequately addressed by market forces or by government intervention. But you might feel a bit overwhelmed. GuideStar tracks over 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations, every one … Continue Reading →

Our 2017 Annual Report

June 20, 2018 By

Worldreader is eight years old. A lot can happen in eight years: in 2010, the iPad had just come out, fewer than 35% of Americans owned smartphones, and the Mars Rover had not yet landed on the surface of our next-door neighbor. Today, tablets and mobile phones are everywhere, 77% of Americans own a smartphone … Continue Reading →

Less is More: An Important Milestone for Readers

May 14, 2018 By

The Worldreader Library has reached a new milestone with 35,020 e-books in 43 languages for our readers in the global south. This milestone is rather different, representing a reduction in the size of our library by about 7000 titles. And we’re really excited about what this represents for our readers. We’ve always placed readers at … Continue Reading →

Read to Kids Pilot Results Revealed in New Report

April 17, 2018 By

Reading to a child from the time that they are born can have the greatest impact on their life. As a digital reading organization, we’re always on a quest to discover smarter and higher-impact ways to get more people reading. Until recently, mobile phones really had no significant track record as reading tools for children … Continue Reading →

The Top Books Read in 2017

February 13, 2018 By

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 →