“We’re excited to continue the tradition of providing world-class books to our members by adding more than 6,000 titles from leading global publisher Macmillan Publishers.The additions include award-winners, bestsellers, and amazing titles from notable fiction and nonfiction authors such as Tom Perrotta, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Sontag, and Denis Johnson.” (via The Scribd Blog)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)