Strategic Book Group eBook Donations Reach Thousands of Underprivileged Children Around the World

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SBPRA is donating eBooks to Worldreader, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that brings eBooks to children and families in developing countries in an ongoing effort to increase literacy.

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"We are proud to continue our alliance with Worldreader and give back to readers throughout the globe." - SBPRA CEO Robert Fletcher

SAN FRANCISCO – Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (SBPRA) has joined Worldreader in their continuing efforts to serve underprivileged readers around the world. To date, Strategic has donated nearly 70 titles by its top children’s authors to the campaign.

“We are proud to continue our alliance with Worldreader and give back to readers throughout the globe,” said SBPRA CEO Robert Fletcher.

Worldreader’s mission to improve lives currently spans 69 countries and includes 44 languages, from Afrikaans to Swahili, with the ultimate aim of putting books in reach of everyone on the planet. So far more than 6 million people have been touched by the program.

Through its affiliations with publishers and, Worldreader has been making e-Books become the least expensive, easiest and most reliable way to deliver books to developing countries. Worldreader currently operates in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria with the books supplied through Amazon’s Kindle, and plans to expand delivery throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Strategic Book Group’s award-winning children’s author Sherrill S. Cannon has six of her books in the program including "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys." She stated, “I am so pleased to have some of my books included in the Worldreader program. Sharing my books with children is what it’s all about to me! What a wonderful opportunity to help spread the love of reading worldwide.”

Other Strategic titles donated to Worldreader include: "James and the Naughty Seagull," "No, I Don’t Want to Play Today: An African Tale About Bullying," "Orchestra in Our Brain: The Story of a Child with Epilepsy," "My Sanctuary, A Place I Call Home," "Little Stories for Little People," "Stormy Hill’s Legacy," "Peaches the Private Eye Poodle," and "Wake Up, the Baby’s Coming."

Strategic CEO Fletcher added, “Through our presence at international book fairs, we realized the global demand for English. This is what led to the creation of our fifth company, Publish on Demand Global (PODG), which focuses on international distribution for English content. PODG is our corporate umbrella and is the parent company for all of our subsidiaries: SBPRA, Epubco, AMI and BSBRA. Through PODG, we proudly support Worldreader, and now our authors also have their books further out there in the world.”

Worldreader works with more than 140 publishers to acquire the most compelling digital content. Seventy percent of its library comes from African and Indian publishers. It also works with donors and governments to develop and digitize local and international books, and to manage logistics and support. Since 2010, over 400,000 people each month have read more than 2.2 million books, allowing families in the program to read textbooks, newspapers and the classics.

Visit to see the books in the program published by Strategic and other publishers.

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