Weekend Roundup: How I overcame snobbery to self-publish an e-book

By Dan Eldridge
May 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

StoryBundle Launches Video Game-Themed E-Book Campaign (Good e-Reader) Is Nigeria Ready for the E-Book Revolution? (This Day Live) How I overcame snobbery to self-publish an e-book (The Telegraph) Samsung filed for e-book page-turning patent (Slash Gear) The Progressive Opens E-Book Line [...]

DHL Express Announces Partnership With Worldreader

By libertyc
November 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

We’ve written a few times in the past about Worldreader, the Seattle-based nonprofit that provides Amazon Kindle devices and e-books to schoolchildren in Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. And now, according to an item posted earlier this week on a news site known as GhanaWeb, DHL Express [...]

Worldreader and USAID publish promising Ghana Ereader Project results

By Paul Biba
April 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the press release (blockquotes omitted): Worldreader, a non-profit organization whose aim is to bring digital books to all in the developing world, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and ILC Africa, today released the results of Worldreader’s pilot study of [...]

Earning Credits for More Books – Worldreader

By Paul Biba
March 16, 2012 // 1 Comment

From the Worldreader blog: Meet Daniel Owusu, a 14-year-old junior high school student in Worldreader’s iREAD program. Daniel lives with his family on a farm in the tropical forest near the village, which makes for a long walk to school. He is the only one of the six children in his family to [...]

Worldreader programs in Florida, Ghana face similar challenges

By libertyc
January 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Susan Moody has posted an entry on the blog discussing the common challenges facing education programs using the Kindle in both Clearwater, Florida and Ghana. Both programs are meeting with success, but interestingly enough one of the biggest issues proved to be the same in both [...]

Kindles delivered to a village in Ghana

By libertyc
December 10, 2010 // 1 Comment

An email from reader David Cassel: A team of seven people just began delivering Kindles filled with ebooks to students in a village in Ghana! It’s the pilot program for a new charity hoping to improve third world education using ebooks, using digital readers in remote villages to “put a [...]

African e-reader literacy group reports early success, sets bigger goals

By libertyc
July 28, 2010 // 13 Comments

Read Write Web has a story on literacy organization (which we previously covered in March and April), which is using Kindles to bring literacy to Ghana, Africa (“kind of like One Laptop Per Child, but with Kindles” as one site we quoted in March put it). The organization’s [...]

Capetown Book Fair to open on July 30

By libertyc
June 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the press release: With one month to go before the doors open to the trade on 30 July, powerful publishing corporates from India, Korea, Germany and the UK are gearing up alongside smaller fringe exhibitors from countries as diverse as Spain, Ghana, Ireland and Kenya, making it the largest [...]

Non-profit takes Kindles to the developing world

By libertyc
March 15, 2010 // 0 Comments is a nonprofit organization that is making Kindle e-book readers available to the developing world. (As TechFlash says, “Kind of like One Laptop Per Child, but with Kindles.”) It is beginning its first trial in Ghana this week. Says Worldreader’s website: Just as mobile phones [...]

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