Scribd Selects New VP of Strategy

scribdThe subscription content platform Scribd announced today that it has hired its first Vice President of Strategy and New Content Verticals, Theresa Horner.

Horner comes most recently from Barnes & Noble, where she served as Vice President of Digital Content and worked on the Nook ereader. Before that, she was Senior Director of Operations and Business Development at HarperCollins.

Scribd called Horner a “publishing all-star” who’s “been at the forefront of the massive changes that new technologies have brought to the publishing industry.”

For her part, Horner said that what most excites her about Scribd is “that you can discover and consume a vast array of content, regardless of format.”

In a Q&A posted on Scribd’s blog, Horner discussed “the growth of self-publishing” and said she believes there is “a lot of room for experimentation as content creation tools improve, and as we work through how to incorporate social, geo-location, and data-driven experiences into storytelling.”

Scribd launched in 2013 and currently has a library of more than one million books, audiobooks and comics.

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