You can listen to between 1 and 3 popular or recent books, and then you’re prevented from reading other recent literary and/or popular titles until the following billing cycle.
This is fine if you know it going in (a big if, as they’re not upfront about the details of their model for obvious reasons), but disappointing if you learn about it the hard way.
“Those insights have helped us build a product that we believe delivers on a new and better reading experience by giving our customers instant access to a vast collection of books to read, across a wide array of the top digital devices, all for one low monthly price.
We are thrilled to be working with Harper Collins on such an innovative and pioneering partnership.” “With 80 million active users, the Scribd platform is reaching a vast global audience of readers.
Headquartered in New York, Harper Collins has publishing groups around the world in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India.
Harper Collins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, narrative nonfiction, mystery, romance, reference, pop culture, design, health, wellness, and religious and spiritual books.You can visit Harper Collins Publishers online at: Scribd sells their subscription as “unlimited,” which is true..what you’re after is an unlimited catalog of books you’ve likely never heard of and have no interest in reading/listening to.It demonstrates that they are not afraid to embrace new ways of expanding the reach of their authors," said Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist.Scribd’s extensive collection of user generated content also offers subscribers additional reading options that enhance and add a social element to the books they’re reading or have read.# # # ABOUT SCRIBD Scribd is the world’s largest global digital library, featuring a book subscription service that gives readers access to millions of books and written works.Launched in 2007 by Trip Adler and Jared Friedman, Scribd also features works contributed by users as well as publishers, doubling in size every year.MONTHLY PLAN FOR .99 OFFERS UNLIMITED ACCESS TO MILLIONS OF BOOKS AND WRITTEN WORKS, INCLUDING BEST-SELLING AND AWARD-WINNING TITLES AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS ON IPHONE, IPAD, ANDROID DEVICES, AND WEB BROWSERS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (San Francisco, CA – October 1, 2013) – Scribd, the world’s largest global, multi-platform digital library of books and other written works, today launched a book subscription service available for a flat-rate plan of .99 per month.Scribd’s cloud-based book subscription service allows people to read books on the i Phone, i Pad, Android devices and Web browsers.Scribd features titles from best selling authors including: Paulo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Marian Keys, and Elmore Leonard from Harper Collins, as well as best selling authors from other publishers including: E-Reads, Kensington, Red Wheel/Weiser, Rosetta Books, Sourcebooks, and Workman.“Since starting Scribd six years ago, we have gained a lot of experience building a library of books and written works, growing a global community, and gathering data on what readers and publishers want," said Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd.