When you finish reading a book, do you wish you could start reading another book right away, for free? If you can’t get enough of reading books, your fondest dream may for an instant, unlimited source of books. Good news, just as you can watch unlimited movies and tv shows on Netflix, you can read unlimited ebooks on Scribd.
Instead of buying movies, tv shows and music, many people are buying subscriptions to unlimited services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Spotify, and Pandora. If you’re looking for a way to read unlimited books for one, all-you-can-eat price, you need to check out Scribd.
What Is Scribd
Scribd is a subscription service for ebooks, similar to Netflix for videos. Pay $8.99 per month (less than the average cost of a Kindle book) and get unlimited access to all Scribd ebooks. You can browse through the Scribd library to see what their collection offers.
A Scribd subscription includes access to over 300,000 ebooks from over 900 publishers plus over 40 million other written works. Just as with Netflix, you won’t find everything in their collection but you may find plenty of books you’ll enjoy.
You can try Scribd for free for the first 30 days. Read an ebook a day during that month and enjoy 30 free ebooks. Most ebooks are available free for subscribers but Scribd offers other ebooks for purchase.
Any author can submit their works to Scribd so its collection continues to grow. Scribd has over 80 million monthly readers and was named as one of the Top 10 Innovative Media Companies by Fast Company.
As long as you’re an active subscriber to Scribd you have unlimited access to their entire collection. When your subscription ends your access to Scribd books ends.
Scribd is offered in over 100 countries worldwide, though not all books are available in all countries. Digital rights to some books may not be available in certain countries. Most of Scribd’s readers are outside the US so you can have access to Scribd books from around the world.
Getting Started with Scribd
Head to scribd.com and sign up for an account with your email address or Facebook account. You have to enter your credit card or PayPal information but you won’t be charged for your subscription until the end of your free 30-day trial period. You don’t commit to a subscription period, you can cancel whenever you want.
You can personalize your Scribd recommendations by selecting categories you’re most interested in. Choose from interests such as thrillers, travel, business, fiction & literature, biographies, kids & teens and more.
You’re asked to rate at least five books from one to five stars so Scribd can learn what you like. Scribe uses the information to recommend other Scribe books you may enjoy reading.
Where to Read Scribd Books
You can read Scribd ebooks on multiple devices:
Just like Netflix videos, Scribd ebooks are not available on eInk reading devices such as Kindle and Nook ereaders.
Scribd syncs across devices so you won’t lose your place if you start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device. You can download books for reading when you’re offline and not connected to the Internet. You can create collections to keep your books organized.
You can adjust the font type and size and change the screen color from white to black or sepia. You can read on your computer in single column or double column views.
You can get social with your Scribd books and share what you’re reading on Facebook and Twitter and via email.
Giving a Scribd Gift
If you become a big fan of Scribd and want to share the love, you can send a Scribd gift card via email. You can choose from a 1 month subscription for $10, 3 months for $25, 6 months for $50, or 1 year for $100. Scribd lets you choose a custom look for your gift card.
Contributing Your Content to Scribd
If you’re a writer, author, and/or blogger you can add your written works to Scribd. Scribd can help you get your work discovered and get you more readers.
Check out this helpful article from Wonder of Tech reader Sylviane Nuccio about how to contribute your written work to Scribd:
Read more: http://sylvianenuccio.com/generate-organic-traffic-using-scribd/#ixzz2vexxDLIq
Do you like the idea of a subscription ebook service? Are you excited at the idea of reading unlimited ebooks for less than the price of a single ebook? Have you ever tried Scribd? Let us know in the Comments section below!
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