Smashwords has announced they’ve signed a distribution agreement with publisher Scribd. From the article:
Smashwords today announced a distribution agreement with Scribd, which operates one of the world’s largest publishing platforms and online reading communities. Scribd receives over 80 million monthly readers to their platform according to their website.
There are two distribution components to the Smashwords agreement with Scribd.
- Smashwords will supply books to Scribd’s new ebook subscription service, where for $8.99 per month subscribers can enjoy unlimited reading.
- Smashwords ebooks will also be available for individual sale to Scribd customers under our standard retailer terms.
Ever since Scribd launched in 2007, I’ve admired their publishing platform, their social reading technology and their commitment to content creators. Scribd has built a massive audience of millions of readers, and these readers are now accessible to the 70,000+ authors and publishers that distribute with Smashwords.
Scribd’s roots are in community publishing. They’ve been a pioneer in user generated content, and in making it possible for content creators to share their works with the world. Their platform makes it easy for people around the world to upload documents, presentations and books, and they’ve always done a great job of making the content discoverable, readable and sharable.
You can read the whole article HERE.