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‘For Dummies’ Books Now Available Through Scribd

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Scribd has partnered with Wiley to bring the entire catalog of Wiley’s “For Dummies” books to its eBook subscription service.

Scribd subscribers can now access more than 1,000 “For Dummies” eBooks through the platform. Scribd currently has more than 80 million subscribers to its eBook subscription service. The platform lets customers read an unlimited amount of books for an $8.99 monthly subscription fee.

“Subscription e-books are a perfect fit for educational and instructional books. When learning a skill or teaching yourself something new, what could be more convenient than having all the information you need, right in your pocket?” explained Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd, in a statement.  “Scribd provides a great value by giving readers unlimited access to the most popular titles for one monthly price. The prospect of what this means for our readers is incredibly exciting.”

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Scribd Launches Travel Category With Lonely Planet Partnership

scribdScribd is expanding its eBook subscription service to include travel books. The company has partnered with guidebook publisher Lonely Planet and will make all of Lonely Planet’s guidebooks available through its monthly subscription service.

In addition to the partnership with Lonely Planet, Scribd has also added the travel books A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena de Blasi, Londoners by Craig Taylor and 1,000 Places to See Before You Die mini-series of guidebooks by Patricia Schultz to its collection. Scribd also revealed a new feature which gives readers the ability to bookmark pages within a book. The idea is to make things easier for travelers to find marked pages while they are on-the-go.

“Travel is the perfect category for e-books. Not only does having an e-book at one’s fingertips lighten a traveler’s load while on the go, Scribd offers a great value by enabling readers to access all of the Lonely Planet guides in one all-you-can-read subscription,” stated Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd.  ”Lonely Planet publishes some of my favorite travel guides, and I know our readers will appreciate having such an inspiring and trusted source available across all of their devices—Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire.”

Harvard UP to Sell 1,000 Books on Scribd

logo_contrast2.gifAs the battered university press industry struggles with the recession, Harvard University Press has decided to sell 1,000 digital titles on Scribd.com–using the popular reading site as bookselling platform.

Titles range from the $68 digital version of “General Equilibrium, Overlapping Generations Models, and Optimal Growth Theory” to the 17.95 poetry collection, “Invectives.” The press will post digital content alongside other university presses, including New York University Press and MIT Press.

Scribd CEO Trip Adler had this comment: “Scribd’s goal is to collect all the world’s written information — whether for free or for purchase — in one place and then make those works available to as many people as possible … Harvard University Press has brought to light some of the world’s most thought-provoking ideas in the form of printed books. We’re thrilled to bring this amazing content to a much larger potential community of information seekers.”

Simon & Schuster to Sell Books on Scribd

scribdangel.jpgBucking a spate of trend pieces about piracy and digital texts, Simon & Schuster has reached an agreement to sell e-books in the online reading site, Scribd. They will sell 5,000 titles in all, from authors like Stephen King, Dan Brown, Mary Higgins Clark, and Chelsea Handler.

The books can be browsed and purchased at this link. Scribd counts 60 million readers, and the Scribd Store allows vendors to pick prices, and current offerings include a $1 for a graphic novel and a $5,000 market research report about China. The company allows publishers to choose how works are read, including settings for “read only on Scribd.com,” “download,” and “download with DRM.”

Trip Adler, the CEO and founder of Scribd, had this statement: “Simon & Schuster is a major force in book publishing and is again leading the industry by recognizing the power of the social web to influence reading and buying behavior … We’re thrilled to offer our users a one-stop solution for discovering, sharing and buying written works of all kind, including bestselling books by one of the world’s top publishers.”