By Clare Joy
Did you know that you have a library full of exciting material on your phone? With Worldreader Books in a few easy clicks you could be reading our free articles on health, falling in love with a contemporary short story or browsing classic fiction from some of the best writers of our time.
We’re always adding new books and looking for great new stories so we wanted to keep you in the loop. In March we had almost 310,000 readers, mainly from Nigeria, India and Ethiopia. Using biNu’s clever cloud based technology, we brought you local and international stories; classics and brand new tales, along with useful non-fictional content on Health and Sexual Education.
The most popular book was Nigerian author Myne Whitman’s A Heart to Mend. This steamy page-clicker is set in Lagos, where reality is getting in the way of romance. Next up, people are reading African stories, such as easy reader Bee Ninja by Ghanaian writer Diana Mcbagonluri. Romantics and adventure addicts are clicking through Louise McCann’s Someone like me and Fiona Snyckers’ teen series, Sisterz. Stats show that popular classics include The Count of Monte Cristo.
How do we do get such great books onto our App? We have great partners, such as biNu, many international publishers and authors and… You! We need help from our readers, to find out what books you’re reading and what you want to read.
Tell us on twitter @worldreaders #booksforall or by taking part in a quiz.
Curious about Worldreader? We’re a non-profit dedicated to transforming how the world reads by using new digital mediums. We work with schools and organizations to bring e-readers, like the Kindle, to children who have traditionally had poor access to paper books. Devices like the Kindle help reduce transportation costs and enable one child to carry around an entire library. We’re also on cell phones, just like the one you are using, so that anyone with a cell phone can also have access to a world of great books and valuable information.
See more at www.worldreader.org