Scribd launches Netflix-like e-book subscription service

October 1, 2013

Document-sharing website Scribd has launched an e-book subscription service, with a partnership with HarperCollins allowing Scribd to start out offering thousands of titles. Similar to how Netflix works for movie and television-show viewing, Scribd will charge users $9 per month for unlimited access to most of HarperCollins’ books and various other books from smaller publishers. The works will be available via web browser and on Apple and Android devices. Scribd CEO Trip Adler says he believes Scribd's subscription service eventually could produce $1 billion in annual revenue, particularly if other big publishers sign on. The Province (Associated Press)