Scribd Signs Deal With Smashwords to Bring Indie Titles to Subscription Catalog

Ebook subscription service Scribd has signed a deal with self-published ebook distributor Smashwords to more than triple Scribd’s current catalog.

Smashwords titles will bring the number of ebooks available through an $8.99 monthly subscription to over 325,000. Smashwords titles will also be available for individual sale on the wider Scribd site.

Rival ebook subscription platform Oyster also has a deal with Smashwords.

As part of the deal, Scribd will also provide Smashwords authors with marketing support:

— Smashwords titles and other indie books will be featured throughout Scribd’s curated book merchandising, including on its homepage in its new Scribd Selects merchandising feature
— Smashwords authors will each have a profile page, which they can use to promote their own books and the books they like reading
— Scribd will offer Smashwords authors a data dashboard
— Each Smashwords author will receive a one-year subscription to Scribd’s new subscription service
— Scribd will feature Smashwords authors on its blog and social media channels


Hear Andrew Weinstein, vice president of content acquisition for Scribd, talk about how the start-up is going to attract publishers and readers to its banner at Digital Book World 2014. Schedule.

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