MobileRead Forums Turns Ten Today

We seem to have forgotten the ticker tape parade, feasts, and general celebrations, but the best online community for ebooks and ereaders has hit a new milestone today. It was 10 years ago today that Alexander Turcic, founder and owner of MobileRead Forums, announced on on his personal blog that his new forums were up and running (Wayback Machine).

At that time the forums were hosted on, Alex’s website. The site was not yet known as MobileRead, and in fact Alex launched it with the intention of collecting lists of mobile webpages and websites. I cannot really show you what the forums looked like back then, but the WayBack Machine did snag a copy, and as you can see it was running on one of the bog standard forum layouts.

Since that day MobileRead has grown to have over 180 thousand members, an 1100 page Wiki, more device forums than you can shake a stick at.

Congratulations, MobileRead. Here’s to 10 more years.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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