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Working with Publishers to Build Lasting Change

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Reduced production costs, shortened timelines and access to new markets are among some of the drivers to digital publishing captured in a recent survey with publishers in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Worldreader, we work with over 400 publishers worldwide and after 8 years of publisher capacity-building, we were eager to better understand the impact of digital … Continue Reading →

7 reading moments captured in 2018

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Throughout the year, we’re lucky to collect pictures from around the world that capture a moment in time when reading is touching people’s lives: whether it’s bringing them together, lifting them up, or simply making them feel alive. Here are some of our favorite reading moments of 2018: 1. A young girl stops by a … Continue Reading →

Four Steps to Successful Giving

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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

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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

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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

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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 →