Commitment to Action

Books For All: A Digital Library for 5 Million People

Commitment by

Worldreader

In 2014, Worldreader committed to provide 5 million people with increased access to digital books in the next three years. The organization will quadruple the size of its digital library by 20,000 book titles, adding titles in English and local languages, with a particular focus on STEM and health content, as well as increase the number of distribution channels available by creating Android-based and web browser mobile reading applications. To support the expansion, Worldreader will build systems to manage the rights to books that publishers have licensed to the organization, receive payments from users for premium content, and collect and analyze user data for impact monitoring. The result will be millions more children and families reading and a strong publishing ecosystem in the developing-world communities in which Worldreader operates.

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Commitment

Books For All: A Digital Library for 5 Million People

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,000,000

Region

Africa, Asia

Countries

GHANA, INDIA, KENYA, NIGERIA

Commitment by

Worldreader

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Microsoft, Cisco Foundation, Pratham, Longhorn Publishers, United Nations Refugee Agency, Opera Software, Vodafone Group Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rosetta Books, Penguin Random House, Inc., Hesperian Books