Amazon announced in a blog post today that it is launching the Kindle Reading Fund, a program that will work to make books “more easily available to communities around the world through digital reading.” The Fund will include donations of Kindle e-readers and ebooks.
As part of the new program, Amazon is partnering with Worldreader, a non-profit that aims to bring digital books to children and families who cannot access them, to donate thousands of Kindle e-readers.
Amazon is also donating devices to local schools and libraries, hospitals and other non-profits, and the National PTA.
In the blog post, SVP of Amazon Devices & Services David Limp wrote, “Our vision has always been to make every book in the world available to our customers in less than 60 seconds but with this vision, we recognize that not everyone has access to the books they want or need.”
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