Three months ago we started uploading our e-books on various online libraries and platforms, such as Internet Archive, Google Books, Isuue and Scribd. And here is a nice infographic detailing read, view and download statistics for each site. Enjoy!
Here are some statistics about ebooks reads and downloads so far. Please note that data from this GV Books website are approximate and overall it received more than 500 visits since its inception (May 30, 2012). Data from the three external platforms are accurate and cover the first 10 days of our presence there (mid-February 2013).
- “EU in crisis” dwnlds in english: 40 pdf + 5 epub + 4 mobi
- “African Voices…” dwnlds in english: 22 pdf + 3 epub + 2 mobi
- “EU in crisis” (pdf): 11 dwnlds in english, 16 in arabic, 7 in spanish, 5 in italian, 5 in portuguese;
- “African Voices…” (pdf): 9 dwnlds in english, 7 in italian
- “EU in crisis”: 167 reads (+ 3 readcasts, 19 dwnlds) in english, 144 in arabic, 66 (+ 4 readcasts, 3 dwnlds) in italian, 50 (+ 1 dwnld) in portuguese, 29 (+ 1 readcast, 1 dwnld) in spanish
- “African Voices…”: 178 reads (+ 2 readcasts, 12 embed views, 1 dwnld) in english, 102 reads in italian
- “EU in crisis”: 7 impressions in english, 24 in arabic, 5 in italian, 3 in portuguese, 2 in spanish
- “African Voices…”: 38 in english, 4 in italian.
Our second ebook “African Voices of Hope and Change” is now available also in Italian — Africa: Voci di speranza e cambiamento.
You can download it for free in three different formats:
A special thanks to our Italian translators involved in this project: Elena Marrone, Giorgia Lanciotti, Juana Romandini, Katia Gerussi, Manuela Beccati, Manuela Dal Castello, Simona Galentino, Stefania Gliedman, Stefania Greci, Valentina Di Bennardo, Valentina Gazzola. And thanks to Mohamed Adel for his exciting technical support!
Please spread the word in your glocal circles — e grazie mille
Here are a few excerpts from the introduction of our new ebook, African Voices Of Hope and Change — enjoy!
At the start of the new millennium, it felt as though the African continent was essentially written off by the international community. The Economist magazine even ran a cover story in May 2000 dubbing Africa “The Hopeless Continent”. The bottom line was that given the difficulties the world saw in helping African nations overcome their conflicts and economic despair, we might as well just give up on the entire continent.
How quickly things have changed since then.
Recent statistics suggest that nine of the fastest-growing economies in the world are in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Economist acknowledged the turnaround in December 2011, featuring another cover story on Africa, this time calling it the “Rising” continent and with a far different tagline: “the continent’s impressive growth looks likely to continue”.
[...] Yet for all the optimism and growth potential, the road to sustainable prosperity is fraught with perilous cliffs and roadblocks. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Sub Saharan Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew “by 5.5 per cent in 2011 and 5.8 per cent projected in 2012 (in real terms)”. However, the five countries with the highest income inequality in the world, based on the World Bank GINI coefficient, are all from the same region (Seychelles, Comoros, Namibia, South Africa and Namibia).
Yes, our new ebook is ready! This title is dedicated to the Africa’s Sub-Saharan region, which remains a major focus for Global Voices: only in 2012 we produced almost 800 posts on various issues and people of that region alone. Here we gathered 13 of them covering stories and people about Senegal, Uganda, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mauritania, Kenya, Angola and other countries.
Thanks to Mohamed Adel for technical support and to those who variously contributed to articles selected for this e-book: Afef Abrougui, Ahmed Jedou, Anna Gueye, Eleanor Staniforth, Endalk, James Propa, Kofi Yeboah, Lova Rakotomalala, Nwachukwu Egbunike, Richard Wanjohi, Sara Gold, Sara Moreira, and Ndesanjo Macha.
This e-book is available in two languages:
And spread the word in your glocal circles
Please note that, as Mohamed points out, most ePub readers DO NOT support Arabic: «It works well on iBooks and for Android we tried it on an app based on “FBReader”, called Android Arabic Reader, while another is the Moon+ Reader».
You can download it in three different formats: