Scribd to Launch Netflix-Style Book Service

by Karl Utermohlen | October 1, 2013 2:08 pm

The self-proclaimed world’s largest digital library Scribd is working on creating a Netflix for books.

Los Angeles Times reports that Scribd[1] is attempting to create an online subscription service where readers can enjoy books on their tablets, smartphones and computers. The company has already partnered up with News Corp’s (NWS[2]) HarperCollins and it is currently negotiating with Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster to distribute their books digitally.

The subscription would offer thousands of books published before July 2012 and users would pay $8.99 a month for the service. Scribd’s new service will also offer books from smaller publishers.

Scribd currently offers a service that allows its users to search all types of documents and the company has about 80 million subscribers.

  1. Los Angeles Times reports that Scribd:,0,6589421.story
  2. NWS:

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