New, Hybrid Online Platform for Readers and Authors is Receiving Global Attention

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Seeing a much needed shift in the publishing industry's turn towards digitalization, CEO and Founder Ken Dunn releases Reader's Legacy, a social media site and online book retailer for avid readers, authors and publishers. Through this recent release Dunn is providing the industry with a much needed experience unlike that offered by its competitors.

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Reader’s Legacy is to Goodreads like Facebook was to Myspace.

For the past 2 years a team, led by Ken Dunn ( a publisher and book seller, has been secretly building a web platform that has taken the publishing industry by storm

Ken’s team at Reader’s Legacy Inc. studied the giants of Social Media and the top book sellers in order to create a hybrid of the two industries (book sales and social media). This platform provides avid readers with a chance to virtualize their entire personal book collection in a social media space; here they get to connect with other readers who share their same interests and become fans of their favorite authors.

The Reader’s Legacy team realized that there were minimum requirements for a company to compete at this level: a Python base, enhanced security features, redundant servers, and the ability to sell an endless amount of titles (15 million and counting).

The Nevada based Delaware Corp. took a play out of Michael Dell’s playbook and created a subsidiary in Panama. From Panama City, they have grown a team of elite level programmers and architects that have written hundred of thousands of lines of code in order to develop the platform.

Early advice from Jon Callaghan (twitter: @ jcal7) over at, a Silicon Valley based tech VC, ensured that the company was structured properly from day one.

In the first 2 weeks after their June 7th launch:

  • Over 1,000 users in 14 countries have set up their virtual library based social media pages
  • Over 80,000 books have been loaded into those libraries
  • Over 200 publishing companies have set up their pages and started communicating to their lists
  • People are buying books every day (an early sign that Reader’s Legacy will become a major book retailer).

Says Founder and CEO Ken Dunn, “We just wanted to build a world caliber social media platform where people who loved books, authors and publishers could come together. Trends like social media, online shopping and social book sharing told us that the world was hungry for what we had. We also realized that the publishing industry was in the middle of being turned upside down by the virtualization, but there didn’t seem to be a player that had created an ability for an avid reader to virtualize the most important part of their book experience- the personal book collection. To an avid reader, the personal library is part of their legacy, it is a Reader’s Legacy. If you’re looking for an example look no further than a man I have studied for 20 years: Bill Gates. He regularly shows the world his personal library, promotes literacy and reviews his favorite books. was built for Bill, Oprah and the millions of others who owe their lives to the lessons learned, the adventures experienced and the romances felt in books!”

When Dunn & Team started determining how far to push the envelop, they realized that Reader’s Legacy needed to be a completely new social experience for reading enthusiasts.They started studying fortune 100 companies and realized there was only one common marketing strategy, and the companies' competitors were not doing it yet: Loyalty Programs.

The team at Reader’s Legacy decided they needed a unique spin on a points programs.

When users socialize, create a page, add books to their personal library pages, share posts, make comments, like posts, follow friends or become fans of authors, they will get reward badges. It’s a big game! With the badges come predetermined amounts of LitCoin (Literature Coin) Credits. You can use the LitCoins to purchase books.

Cevin Bryerman, VP of Sales and Marketing at Publisher's Weekly, was recently quoted on Dunn's ventures, saying, “Next Century Publishing, a Reader’s Legacy subsidiary, is already one of America’s fastest growing, new self-publishers, is like pouring gas on a fire.”

At this time Reader's Legacy is welcoming any inquiries from the Media or Investors.
For media inquiries, please contact Taylor Nash, Director of Corporate Communications at taylor(AT) or 702-912-2405. Ken Dunn is available to speak on behalf of the company.

Reader's Legacy is currently fund raising. For investor relations or interest please visit

About Reader’s Legacy:
A company dedicated to changing the way people write, read and experience books, Reader’s Legacy is disrupting the publishing industry by providing solutions and resources to bridge the modern-day virtualization wave. Through this focus they have created, a social media platform for readers and authors to connect over their mutual love of literature. Now, they are one of the most inexpensive online book retailers and offer free books to those who interact on the site via their exclusive currency referred to as LitCoins (Literature Coins).

About Next Century Publishing:
Next Century Publishing is a world leader in book publishing, book marketing and providing authors with the best platforms for success. NCP is a cutting-edge publisher that refuses to accept the status quo. The game has changed, and today’s authors have more choices than ever. NCP utilizes the latest in social media and technology to increase readership, book sales and bottom-line profits for its authors. The company is truly unique in that both independent publishing and full-royalty publishing are offered under one label, making Next Century Publishing a hybrid publisher.

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