SCRIBD LAUNCHES NEW READING APP FOR KINDLE FIRE
Surpasses +3MM Android and IOS Downloads with Major Product Updates
Scribd, a book subscription service featuring 100,000+ books including contemporary bestsellers and beloved classics, is celebrating three million mobile downloads with the launch of an app for Kindle Fire, based on its bestselling Android app. Demand for a Kindle app has been resounding: more than 100,000 users have come to Scribd since October 1, 2013 seeking an app compatible with their Kindle Fire device. They may now download Scribd’s new Kindle Fire app here: http://www.scribd.com/kindlefire [this link is not live pre-release; please use http://www.scribd.com/mobile/app/kindle]. Please note that the App is not searchable in the Amazon App Store; it must accessed through this direct link.
Scribd now supports all Kindle Fire models, including the Fire HD and Fire HDX. Scribd is not currently compatible with E Ink based Kindle readers like the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle DX, as these devices do not allow third party applications.
Scribd’s Kindle Fire app is part of a series of new reader-focused feature updates for both Android and iOS apps, including:
· Better, more readable fonts
· More font sizes to choose from
· Better support for managing your location while traveling internationally
· Ability to rate content on a five-star basis inside the mobile app
· A night reading mode featuring a softer black background
· Better tracking of location with real page numbers from the print book
“Since launching our subscription book service, our readers around the world have been asking for an app that worked with Kindle Fire. It’s one of the most popular reading devices available today and we want to enable our readers to enjoy Scribd across any of their devices,” said Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd. “We’re excited to be able to add Kindle Fire to our line-up of over 100 supported devices.”
Scribd was used on over 11M unique mobile devices in December 2013 alone. Its mobile app usage is up five times over usage compared to December 2012, and is growing 50% month-over-month. The Scribd app is consistently ranked in the top ten in the Books category in the US iTunes app store, and is the #1 Book app in five countries around the world.
Scribd is a subscription service with premier books including New York Times bestsellers, classics, and reader favorites in every genre. Scribd also features millions of written works contributed by users around the world. Launched in 2007 by Trip Adler and Jared Friedman and backed by Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures, Scribd is one of the most influential websites in the world with more than 80 million active readers coming to the site every month.