Legible Inc. announces partnership with Global Literacy Organization Room to Read


Partnership to expand access to books and literacy development for children around the world

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, December 13, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Legible Inc. (CSE: READ) (Legible), a browser-based, mobile, globally accessible online eBook reading and publishing platform, is pleased to ” announce its partnership with a global literacy organization Room to Read to help both develop and distribute children’s e-books to communities around the world.

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Legible Inc. (CSE: READ), a browser-based online e-book reading and publishing platform that is first mobile and accessible worldwide, is pleased to announce that it is teaming up to the global literacy organization Room to Read to help both develop and deliver children’s eBooks to communities around the world. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Room to Read, a globally recognized top-rated organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education, works to support the development of reading and writing skills and the habit of reading in children from low-income communities. The organization offers classes, workshops, extracurricular activities, capacity building and literacy resources such as textbooks and picture books for children, while working with local communities, partner organizations and organizations. governments at local, regional and national levels. Room to Read has benefited 23 million children in 20 countries and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025.

The leaders of Room to Read and Legible have a long-standing relationship based on mutual respect for each other’s literacy initiatives and missions.

As a first step, Legible will develop beautiful accessible e-books of Room to Read children’s book titles, which will serve to expand access to books and literacy development for children in parts of the world where Room to Read. Read is working, while increasing Legible’s brand. awareness and confidence in both new communities and new business relationships globally.

“We are extremely proud to partner with Room to Read as Legible expands its offering to empower publishers and readers around the world,” said Legible CEO Kaleeg Hainsworth. “Room to Read is a deeply inspiring organization that embodies the same core goals and values ​​as Legible, namely accessibility, sustainability, beauty and integrity.”

Established in early 2020, the easily accessible, browser-based, mobile online reading and publishing platform offers book publishers and authors an unprecedented global audience. Through Legible.com, content providers large and small, including global publishers, independent publishers, and authors, can bring their eBooks to readers around the world, including disadvantaged or underappreciated communities. Legible’s platform offers eBooks to anyone with a device connected to the Internet, allowing readers to stream their eBooks and read them in their browsers.

Legible currently offers eBooks for purchase and is developing several additional ways to deliver eBooks to readers, including through rental, subscription, ad-supported and sponsored reading models that organizations can use. purchase specially designed shelves that support both their corporate brand and social responsibility initiatives. and then offer their sponsored shelves through Legible.com to their communities of choice.

In the words of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, “education is a fundamental human right, the foundation of just, equal and inclusive societies and a main engine of sustainable development”. Through this partnership, Room to Read and Legible are proud to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4, Quality Education, which aims to achieve free education for all girls and boys in by 2030, as well as equal access to affordable vocational training, elimination of gender disparities and wealth. , and universal access to quality higher education.

About Readable

Legible Inc. is a new browser-based eBook reading platform that is revolutionizing the way readers, publishers and authors connect by presenting books the way they are meant to be enjoyed. Founded by a team of authors, eBook publishers, designers and publishing industry insiders, Legible’s strategy is to provide readers around the world with open access to millions of books on any device connected to the Internet. Legible’s core values ​​- accessibility, sustainability, beauty and integrity – inform its continued commitment and active engagement in the promotion of literacy, justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and inclusion. a climate-conscious future around the world.

Lisible Inc. is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the symbol “READ”.

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About the space to read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that global change begins with educated children®, Room to Read creates a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We achieve this goal by helping children in low-income communities develop their reading and writing skills, and by helping girls learn the skills they need to be successful in school and negotiate key life decisions. We are working with governments and other partner organizations to achieve positive results for children at scale. Room to Read has benefited more than 23 million children in 20 countries and over 48,000 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025. For more information, visit www.roomtoread.org .

Forward-looking information

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” as such terms are used in applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information are based on management’s plans, expectations and estimates at the date the information is provided and are subject to certain factors and assumptions, including, among others, that the financial position and plans Legible’s development does not change as a result of unforeseen events and Legible’s ability to execute its business plans. Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements relating to Legible’s partnership with Room to Read.

Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various risks and uncertainties, as well as other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements and information. Factors that could cause any forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release to change or be inaccurate include, without limitation, the risk that any of the assumptions mentioned may not prove to be valid or reliable, that events such as those mentioned above occur and result in delays, or stoppage of planned work, as Legible’s financial situation and development plans change, as well as other risks and uncertainties applicable to the industry in which Legible operates, and as set out in Legible’s public documents available under Legible’s profile at www.sedar.com.

The above summary of the assumptions and risks relating to forward-looking statements in this press release has been provided in order to provide shareholders and potential investors with a more complete perspective on the current and future operations of Legible and such information may not be suitable for other purposes. There is no representation by Legible that the actual results obtained will be the same in whole or in part as those referenced in the forward-looking statements and Legible does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of the forward-looking statements. included. statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities law.

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