The future of Common Reading programsFable creates immersive digital reading communities for universities ready to take their Common Reading experience to the next level.
Trusted by top universities
Digital and print book distributionWe offer both ebook and print book distribution, so students can read in the medium of their choice. Our clubs are designed to encourage engagement regardless of how a member reads. With our longstanding relationships with publishers, we’re well positioned to negotiate bulk discounts on your behalf, and to offer curated recommendations and resources.
Program AnalyticsTrack your students’ reading progress and assess their comprehension with our in-depth analytics tools. You’ll be able to analyze reading time, engagement, and satisfaction metrics in real-time, and will have access to our expert moderators for assistance and advice.
Interactive peer-learning communitiesOur safe and private clubs are designed to encourage reflection and reading comprehension while building supportive communities. Our state-of-the-art eReader—available on mobile devices and on the web—makes reading an interactive and social experience, with features like highlights, quote sharing, annotations, emoji reactions, and custom discussion prompts to encourage engagement.
A solution for everyone
StudentsBuild peer connections and community through the interactive reading experience, before they ever step foot on campus.
FacultyPose thought-provoking questions for students to answer as they read, and leverage peer-to-peer discussions for deeper learning and engagement.
Program AdministratorsEliminate time spent coordinating book distribution and crafting discussion questions, and leverage our program analytics to assess impact.
How it works
Step 1Choose a book → Select from over 1M print or ebooks for easy distribution. Leverage our expert recommendations for a curated reading list.
Step 2Meet with the Fable team → We’ll customize a university landing page and set up digital discussion groups based on your program requirements.
Step 3Share a link with your students and faculty → They’ll use their university email to sign up and select a print or ebook, then join the discussion either on the web or in our app.
Deep relationships with the world’s top publishers
Read our white paperThe landscape of higher education is changing rapidly. In this white paper, Fable shares findings from strategies that successfully fostered peer learning and community engagement, while providing essential mental health benefits to students struggling in unprecedented times.
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About FableFable is a community-powered app for finding, reading, and discussing books. We launched in the spring of 2021 with a catalog of nearly a million ebooks and lists curated by leading authors and tastemakers. Our platform is the home of book clubs for literary tastemakers like LeVar Burton, the actors Sean Astin and Jim Beaver, the authors Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and Kim Scott, and many others. Fable allows anyone to find, join, and create online book clubs.
Padmasree Warrior is the Founder, President, and CEO of Fable. Previously, Padma was the Chief Executive Officer of NIO U.S., a manufacturer of smart, electric and autonomous vehicles. Prior to NIO, Warrior served as the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer for Cisco. Warrior has been widely recognized for her creative, visionary leadership. Forbes has named her one of “The World's 100 Most Powerful Women.”