The family stories I want to tell are full of pictures and charts and other types of graphics. While I can include them in books formatted for Kindle and other e-reading devices, I don’t have the control I want for page layout. It’s even worse for the Digital Storytelling and tech guides I want to write. I keep falling back to Scribd as my publishing platform for fixed layout publications and Scribd keeps improving – both its tools to help me publish and share my work and its apps to make the reading experience even more enjoyable.
With Scribd, you create your publication with tools you already have and know how to use. Scribd can upload Word and PowerPoint files, but for best results you should first convert your document to PDF to insure formatting and fonts will remain as you designed them.
It costs you nothing to build a document library on Scribd. You can even take advantage of Scribd’s store to sell your publications and/or offer them as part of Scribd’s new Premium Reader Service and receive a royalty when subscribers read your works. Scribd is a very social platform supporting comments, sharing and even embedding options – similar to embedding a YouTube video – so you can display your publications on your blog.
The photo gallery below offers a look at the Scribd platform. Click on any image to view it full size. If you have tablet, you can install the free Scribd app [Android & iOS] for a most enjoyable reading experience.
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