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Scribd Expands Audiobook Catalog in Deal With Penguin Random House

“E-book subscription services are bulking up and expanding their libraries and services, as the competition to become the Netflix of books escalates. On Thursday, the subscription reading service Scribd announced that it would add more than 9,000 audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio to its platform, increasing its audiobook catalog to more than 45,000 titles.

The deal will give Scribd’s subscribers access to narrations of popular titles by authors like Lena Dunham, John Grisham, Gillian Flynn and George R.R. Martin.” (via NYTimes.com)

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Unlimited comics, now on Scribd

“That’s right. We’re excited/proud/jumping out of our seats to announce that we’ve just added more than ten thousand comics and graphic novels to our library, including titles from Marvel, IDW/Top Shelf, Valiant, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, Archie, and more.” (via The Scribd Blog)

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Oyster, Scribd Add Macmillan E-books; Frontlist Grows

“E-book subscription services Oyster and Scribd have added another big five publisher, announcing they both are adding 1,000 titles from Macmillan. Oyster now claims to offer over 1 million titles; Scribd claims more than 500,000, and both say the number of frontlist titles on their lists is growing. Macmillan joins Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins in offering titles through Oyster and Scribd as both services added such Macmillan authors as Ursula K. LeGuin, Mario Vargas Llosa, Michel Foucault, and Orson Scott Card.” (via Publishers Weekly)

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Welcome Chronicle Books to Scribd

“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome our friends (and neighbors) Chronicle Books to Scribd. They make some of the prettiest books around, and we’ve just added more than a thousand of them. Love gorgeous art & photography? Or sumptuously illustrated children’s books? How about some delicious, delicious food porn? Or maybe a great book to inspire you? We’ve got all those and more available to read right now.” (via The Scribd Blog)

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Audiobooks are here!

“Today is a huge day for Scribd. We’ve just added more than 30,000 audiobooks to our library, including new releases and bestsellers like The Drop by Dennis Lehane, How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, The Hunger Games Trilogy, and Divergent, all available on Scribd. That makes us (we’re extremely pleased to say) the largest unlimited e-book & audiobook subscription service around.” (via The Scribd Blog)

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HarperCollins UK, now on Scribd

“Hail, Britannia! We’re excited to welcome HarperCollins UK to Scribd. Our UK readers now have access to some of our all-time favorites, including Fahrenheit 451, Play It As It Lays, and The Devil Wears Prada, along with more than 3,000 others, all ready to read right now. Here’s what Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins Publishers UK, has to say: “We are delighted to be part of this new route to market for our backlist titles. This new business model offers excellent value for book lovers, while allowing HarperCollins authors to enjoy extended reach, increased discovery and improved royalty streams.” (via The Scribd Blog)

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National Geographic joins Scribd

“We’re thrilled to announce another great addition of some of National Geographic’s most popular titles to our library of more than 400,000 books. A lot of us have fond memories of the iconic yellow border gracing the bookshelves and coffee tables of our youth, and we’re proud to bring these world-expanding titles to Scribd. “Scribd’s wide audience and established brand make them a natural partner. We are very pleased to be adding our books to their flagship subscription product and attracting new readers around the globe,” says Rachel Graham, Senior Director of Digital Book Publishing for National Geographic.” (via The Scribd Blog)

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Announcing: Perseus Books Now On Scribd!

What do Friday Night Lights, Skinny Bitch, and Belly Laughs have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing new titles being added to Scribd this week! We’re happy to announce a new partnership with The Perseus Books Group bringing thousands of their amazing books to our readers. You’ll find these new titles and more woven through our curated collections.”

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300k Titles on Scribd and a Scribd Infographic

“We’re thrilled to announce that Scribd now offers readers over 300,000 book titles through our subscription service! That’s right – your personal digital library has now expanded to include 300k+ New York Times bestsellers, literary classics, groundbreaking non-fiction, and more. And with big numbers comes a lot of big, interesting data. So, we designed an infographic to highlight some fun facts about Scribd subscribers and their reading habits.” (via The Scribd Blog)

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Scribd and Smashwords Working to Build New Publishing/Distribution Models for Ebooks

“Last month, the ebook subscription service Scribd and Smashwords, “the world’s largest distributor of independent ebooks,” announced a two-part collaboration they hope will consolidate their position in the emerging independent ebook publishing/distribution marketplace. According to a blog post by Mark Coker, Smashwords founder and CEO, “Smashwords will supply books to Scribd’s new ebook subscription service, where for $8.99 per month subscribers can enjoy unlimited reading. Smashwords ebooks will also be available for individual sale to Scribd customers under our standard retailer terms.” (via ITI)

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