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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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Why Netflix Or Spotify For Ebooks Will Work

“Many publishing industry observers don’t think that Oyster or Scribd or any other “Netflix or Spotify for ebooks” will work in the consumer marketplace. Why? The rights issues are very complicated. Agents and authors may not go for it. Publishers may not go for it. Consumers may realize that it’s not worth their money. The list goes on.”

via Forbes)

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Data Mining Scribd Subscriptions

“Scribd has examined user data over the two-week period following the October 1 public launch of its e-book subscription service and found that 4.5 books were browsed for every book read, and that, in total, subscribers to the service spent the equivalent of 9.6 years reading books. The company also projected that “power readers” would read 10 book per month.One such power reader in Wichita, Kans., spent 45 hours reading in a single week. According to the report, the Apple iPad is the most popular reading device among subscribers, followed by a bunch of Android devices Nook, Kindle, and Nexus7. In addition—thanks to the wonders of Big Data analysis—Scribd reports that its subscribers are more likely to read nonfiction than fiction on tablet devices.” (via Publishers Weekly)

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Scribd Challenges Amazon and Apple With ‘Netflix for Books’

“Spotify did it for music. Netflix did it for movies. And now, Trip Adler and Scribd are doing it for books. The 29-year-old entrepreneur and his six-year-old San Francisco startup just unveiled an online subscription service that gives you unlimited access to a large library of digital books for a flat monthly fee, including titles from big-name publishing house HarperCollins. This isn’t a place where you purchase your very own digital copy of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. It’s a place where you can browse and skim and read whatever strikes your fancy, which might end up as a few paragraphs of the Christie classic sandwiched in between a chapter of Elmore Leonard crime fiction and a cover-to-cover romp through your favorite Neil Gaiman novel.” (via Wired.com)

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