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Video: Legible CEO talks about the next generation audiobook landscape


Delegates attending our first Beyond the Channel event in London last November got to hear a fireside chat with Kaleeg Hainsworth, CEO of Legible [CSE:READ]. Founded in 2019, the Canadian-listed company already offers over 2m ebooks to readers all over the world.

Legible sits at the forefront of the digital reading revolution, and is pushing out the boundaries in terms of accessibility to literature. It already has tie ups with some of the big names in international publishing, including Harper Collins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster.

Kaleeg goes into a lot more detail on what makes Legible different from the heavyweights in the sector during our discussion, which you can see in the video below. We think this is a highly innovative, challenger company which also has a social mission embedded in its corporate strategy.

Beautiful, accessible and immersive reading

Legible already delivers beautiful, accessible and immersive reading for next-generation readers; and second, a global B2B ebook conversion and production service with high-revenue potential called Legible Publishing – a world-class high-volume digital conversion service for publishers and organizations. It also serves as a remediation service of ebook content for the accessibility community.

Legible Publishing creates multimedia ebooks, branded as Living Books, that empower authors and publishers to deliver dynamic and unique content.

Just by way of example, Legible recently brought out an enhanced version of George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm in an AI-enhanced edition, reimagining the book with a digital twist. It invites readers into a vibrant and interactive world, enabling the reader to also engage in profound dialogues with a pair of interactive hens. Legible calls this an immersive journey, we see it as a whole new take on literature and interaction with books in general. This revolution is just beginning.

Watch the interview with Legible Inc CEO, Kaleeg Hainsworth

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