Think of it as Netflix for books.
For $8.99 a month, you can read any and all of a growing number of books in Scribd’s subscription service. No, not every book and document in the Scribd library is available for subscription reading, but there sure are enough to keep me occupied for a long time. My favorite mystery authors – Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayer, Jacqueline Spear and Georgette Heyer – are all there.
You will need to install the Scribd app on your tablet/phone. It doesn’t have the features of the Kindle app, but it works just fine. With it you can add books to your library and download them to your device for reading offline. You can adjust the font size, access the table of contents and post what you’re reading to your favorite social network.
The subscription service helps authors too. Each borrowed book generates a commission for the author. Why is this interesting? Because it isn’t just publishing houses who can publish and sell their works on Scribd. More on that coming soon.