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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 →

we’ve partnered with HarperCollins!

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harper collins titles

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with HarperCollins, one of the largest and most illustrious publishers to add a selection of the world’s most-loved authors to our digital library. Thanks to the partnership we’ve captured some true family classics, including all of the Chronicles of Narnia as well as Pinocchio, The Prince and the Pauper, Grimms’ Fairy Tales and What … Continue Reading →

Top 5 Moments from Our 2016 Digital Reading Summits

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Attendees at the Digital Reading Summits

Six years ago we had a big idea. We believed that digital technology could empower millions of readers around the world. We decided to test this idea. We approached publishers, government officials, teachers and communities asking them to give digital reading a chance. And they did. Today, the same stakeholders are experiencing the impact of … Continue Reading →

You Won’t Believe This 8 Year Old

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Kenya's youngest author, Ngure, does a speach at the launch of his book Out of the Box

Out of the Box was written by Kenya’s youngest author, Ngure Matu Ndiritu. The book was published in 2014 when Ngure was just eight years old and is now available on Amazon. Ngure has been writing stories since he was five. A young man with a boldness that is hard to miss when he shares … Continue Reading →

Digital Reading Brings Africa Together

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We’re thrilled to be hosting our second annual Digital Reading Summit in two countries very special to Worldreader’s mission: Ghana and Kenya. These countries are pioneering the future of Africa’s digital reading revolution and contributing towards making Worldreader’s vision of bringing books to all a foreseeable and promising reality. This year’s Worldreader Digital Reading Summit … Continue Reading →

Confessions of an African Author Fan

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The weather in London was glorious, but I was firmly ensconced in the overly air conditioned environment of the British Library for three days of the 2nd annual Africa Writes Festival. I’d come to speak at the Digital Publishing event but the real highlight – and the reason I missed Andy Murray making history – … Continue Reading →