Legible: Empowering Authors, Readers, and Publishers

An online e-book, reading and publishing platform

Legible is a new browser-based eBook reading platform that is revolutionizing how readers, publishers, and authors connect by presenting books the way they were meant to be enjoyed. Founded by a team of authors, digital eBook publishers, designers, and book publishing industry insiders, Legible’s strategy is to offer readers around the globe open access to millions of books on any internet-connected device. Legible’s core values—accessibility, sustainability, beauty, and integrity—inform its ongoing commitment to, and active engagement in, promoting literacy, justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and a climate-conscious future worldwide.

“We will empower authors, readers, and publishers”
– Founder & CEO, Kaleeg Hainsworth

Kaleeg Hainsworth

Mr. Hainsworth, age 50, is the CEO and a director of Legible (since February 2020). He is also the founder of Bright Wing Media (1997-2020), a world leader in digital publishing. Kaleeg is an author, speaker, poet, naturalist, activist, podcaster, developer, back-country educator, theologian, entrepreneur, publisher, professor of ecology, and an Eastern Orthodox priest (retired OCA, Archdiocese of Canada, 2001 – 2020). He recently produced and directed the film The Face of God: Faith in the Age of Climate Change (2019), and he has written and spoken for more than twenty years on such subjects as poetics, literature, Christian history, biblical exegesis, Eastern spiritual traditions, family structure, addiction therapy, and ecology. He holds an honours BA in literature from the University of British Columbia (1996) and a Master’s in divinity (cum laude) from St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary in New York (1999-2001). He founded and served in an Orthodox parish in Victoria, BC, for nine years (2001-2010), during which time he established a youth camp and an outreach centre for the poor and served as a chaplain at the University of Victoria.

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