About Us

Our goal is to create a community that shares knowledge, experience and important values that can lead to effective activism. We want to support authors that write about change, our social or environmental impact and share personal stories that can inspire and help us to reach important goals. We also want to provide readers with a liberating shopping experience: downloading a whole eBook first and Paying What They Want for it after reading. Both readers and authors are welcome to share their opinions on free, personal blogs. We also allow copying and sharing eBook files to help authors reach a wider audience and get more support.

We do all of this with one goal in mind: do the most good we can do - ­​a simple message of effective altruism that made us change how we see publishing and the role of books in our lives.

What is an open book?

OPEN DOWNLOAD

Readers can download whole eBook & pay after
reading

OPEN TO CONTRIBUTIONS

OpenBooks.com takes only 30% of net
revenue in order to run our service, so the majority
of a reader’s payment goes straight to the writer.

OPEN SHARING

Readers can copy eBook files
& share them with no limits.

OPEN FINANCES

Readers always know how much money
goes directly to the author and publisher.

OPEN TO YOU

You can rate and review our books
as well as write your own blog.

OPEN PUBLISHING

Authors keep all rights to their books.

OPEN PRICING SYSTEM

Readers can pay the price
recommended by the author
or pay what they want.

OPEN TO THE LESS FORTUNATE

The more readers pay for a book,
the more chance it’ll stay open and available
for those who can’t afford to pay much or can’t
pay at all.

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How it works

Watch the video
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Get Inspired

Books are powerful tools that can make a real difference.
Start with downloading one or a few (PDF, MOBI, EPUB) to find relevant content.

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Pay It Forward

Have you read something that pushed you toward an important
change in your life? Maybe you’ve found an uplifting story that
helped you with your everyday routine? Share it with friends, copy eBook
files and enjoy real freedom in sharing stories.

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Say Thanks

To say thank you to the author, use the links embedded in the eBook
to Pay What You Want. Let talented writers know that they can count
on your appreciation and support.

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Join the community

Are you a passionate activist, volunteer, writer? Create your own blog
and share your story. Let’s build a place where we can learn from our
failures and successes.

Guide for authors

Read the guide for authors

Meet our team

Michał

Founder

Having cofounded the highly successful game series 'The Witcher' and GOG.com (the world's second largest independent platform for game distribution), he has proven that he can turn even the most outrageous ideas into reality.

Project manager

Professional philosopher, book-geek blogger, writer. Big supporter of true talents. Her passion for ethics makes her devoted to bringing strong moral values back to the publishing market.

Ula

Cto, co-founder

15 years experience in developing flawless products. Involved in creating forward-thinking customer technology in the gaming industry. Brings the progressive concept of OpenBooks.com from the drawing board to the Web.

Tomek

PR/Marketing

Specialist in promoting new ideas and NGOs. Passionate traveler and blogger. In her free time she hangs upside down on a climbing wall, builds schools in Nepal or teeters on a slacklinie.

Martyna

Developer

Front-end developer in love with Javascript. Not afraid of challenges - often leaves his comfort zone to face unknown technologies. After nearly a decade of work with online projects, little surprises him. He likes tofu.

Kuba

Developer

Software engineer with 5 years of experience in US startups. Passionate about fantasy, s-f, computer and board games. Too lazy to provide poor quality. Champion of sarcastic retort.

Jan

Developer

Self-taught programmer. 10 years of finance and banking convinced her to learn RoR and become an 'IT specialist'. She loves riding around on her scooter.

Maria

Writer & Blogger

Life-lover, talented writer, dedicated motorcyclist. Elvish soul in a hobbit body. Firm believer in the power of sharing. Admires the power of social media at the same time as being annoyed by it.

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Media and press resources

Visit media and press section

What people say

Contact Us

If you want to help with our project or have any questions,
don't hesitate to contact us at: ula@openbooks.com

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