Looking Beyond Ebooks, Scribd Bulks up

Scribd digital comics subscription ebooksScribd has doubled its content offering over the past six months, hitting the 1 million mark after adding 10,000 digital comics yesterday.

In the course of that expansion, the label typically used to describe Scribd’s main program–“ebook subscription service”–has become a bit of a misnomer.

Scribd expanded into audiobooks last November, adding 30,000 titles with the twin goals of drawing in new users and getting its ebook-reading base to try out audio.

As it extends its $8.99-a-month platform beyond ebooks, Scribd is joined by a cohort of other subscription providers also staking new ground. Oyster is now also a web publisher, while Bookmate has long argued its added social features shore up its subscription program.

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