Scribd launches subscription e-e-book service for Android, iOS and net
Many people affiliate Scribd with embedded paperwork on web sites, however the firm has been quietly constructing an e-guide platform — first by promoting content material and later by mushy-launching a subscription service. The corporate is now making its technique clear by formally launching the e-guide service and introducing content material from HarperCollins, its first main writer. Subscribers worldwide pays $9 per thirty days for entry to each HarperCollins’ again catalog and unbiased releases via apps for Android, iOS and the online. Clients can even purchase any books outright, together with HarperCollins’ newer titles. Like with any Scribd doc (and Kindle for the Net), clients can each share what they’re studying and embed books into web sites. Should you just like the prospect of all-you-can-learn providers like Oyster however need broader platform help, you will need to take an in depth take a look at Scribd’s new providing.
Scribd Launches First International, Multi-Platform Digital E-book Subscription Service
Month-to-month Plan for $eight.ninety nine Gives Limitless Entry to Tens of millions of Books and Written Works, Together with Greatest-Promoting and Award-Profitable Titles Obtainable to Subscribers on iPhone, iPad, Android Units, and Net Browsers
All HarperCollins Books Out there for Buy and Majority of Backlist Out there by way of Subscription
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Scribd, the world’s largest international, multi-platform digital library of books and different written works, right now launched a e-book subscription service out there for a flat-price plan of $eight.ninety nine per 30 days. Scribd’s cloud-based mostly guide subscription service permits individuals to learn books on the iPhone, iPad, Android units and Net browsers. Scribd’s subscription service has been rising 60 % every month since launching it in early 2013. Scribd has amassed greater than eighty million lively customers and a worldwide library of greater than forty million books and paperwork, in one hundred nations and eighty languages worldwide. HarperCollins Publishers has signed as the primary main publishing associate, making nearly all of the HarperCollins US and HarperCollins Christian backlist catalog for Scribd’s digital guide subscription service. As well as, the complete HarperCollins catalog might be bought within the Scribd retail retailer. Scribd options titles from greatest promoting authors together with: Paulo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Marian Keys, and Elmore Leonard from HarperCollins, in addition to greatest promoting authors from different publishers together with: E-Reads, Kensington, Pink Wheel/Weiser, Rosetta Books, Sourcebooks, and Workman.
“Since beginning Scribd six years in the past, we now have gained numerous expertise constructing a library of books and written works, rising a worldwide group, and gathering knowledge on what readers and publishers need,” stated Journey Adler, CEO and co-founding father of Scribd. “These insights have helped us construct a product that we consider delivers on a brand new and higher studying expertise by giving our clients prompt entry to an enormous assortment of books to learn, throughout a wide selection of the highest digital units, all for one low month-to-month worth. We’re thrilled to be working with HarperCollins on such an revolutionary and pioneering partnership.”
“With eighty million lively customers, the Scribd platform is reaching an enormous international viewers of readers. HarperCollins is happy to succeed in an revolutionary partnership with Scribd that monetizes its viewers by means of conventional retail and a subscription supply for our backlist titles,” stated Brian Murray, President and CEO, HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide. “HarperCollins authors will profit from prolonged attain, elevated discovery, and improved royalty streams.”
“I am excited to see HarperCollins experimenting with new enterprise fashions. It demonstrates that they don’t seem to be afraid to embrace new methods of increasing the attain of their authors,” stated Paulo Coelho, writer of The Alchemist.
Scribd’s in depth assortment of consumer generated content material additionally presents subscribers further studying choices that improve and add a social aspect to the books they’re studying or have learn. For instance, after studying A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, readers can entry papers analyzing the totally different characters within the ebook, a doctorate paper on tenement homes in Brooklyn, and even a research information for the guide. Scribd may also let individuals simply see what books and paperwork their associates have learn, privateness settings allowing.