Vector

The ongoing challenges of making and reading ebooks

News

Apple agrees to pay $450 million to resolve ebook price fixing case

Apps

Scribd app gets updated with revamped look and more

News

Apple settles ebook price-fixing trial outside the courts

Apps

Amazon brings Audible integration to the Kindle app

News

Apple really doesn't like their antitrust monitor; attempts to put his work on hold

News

Apple gets temporary reprieve from external antitrust monitor; should it be a permanent one?

Links

How anti-Apple, pro-Amazon manipulations have resulted in less competition, higher ebook prices

News

Amazon offering 12 days of Kindle book deals starting now

News

Apple given permanent injunction in ebook case, external antitrust monitor to be installed

News

Amazon to offer discounted Kindle ebooks when you buy real, printed books

News

Judge to install external antitrust monitor at Apple

News

Department of Justice submits new punishment proposal for Apple, still as ludicrous as the old one

News

Antitrust judge refuses to suspend Apple ruling, accuses Apple and publishers of "danger of collusion"

News

The verdict is in: Judge says Apple conspired to raise eBook pricing, calls for damages trial

News

Steve Jobs was resistant to entering ebook market until the iPad came around

News

Bartending: Memoirs of an Apple Genius tells the story of the people behind the bar

News

Harry Potter series now available in digital eBook format

Apps

How to download and read iBooks and Kindle eBooks on your new iPad

News

Apple's Fair Play DRM for iBooks cracked

< >

Scribd offers e-book subscriptions for $8.99 a month

Scribd offers e-book subscriptions for $8.99 a month

How does the idea of a Netflix-style service for ebooks grab you? That's the idea behind Scribd's new worldwide service, which lets you read books for $8.99 a month. The service is starting out with books published by HarperCollins and a number of smaller publishers.

Scribd's service works on iOS devices, Android devices and Macs and PCs. With an active subscription, you can read any book in the Scribd digital book subscription service; put down one mid-chapter and pick up another one and keep going.

HarperCollins is the first major publisher to announce a partnership with Scribd. Authors available through the service include Paulo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Marian Keys, and Elmore Leonard. Besides HarperCollins, other publishers participating in the service include E-Reads, Kensington, Red Wheel/Weiser, Rosetta Books, Sourcebooks, and Workman.

Peter Cohen

Managing Editor of iMore, Mac and gaming specialist and all-around technologist. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

More Posts

 

2
loading...
7
loading...
34
loading...
0
loading...

← Previously

Don't like how iOS 7 only shows first names in the Messages and Mail apps? Here's how to fix it!

Next up →

Having trouble installing iOS 7.0.2? Here's how to do a manual restore!

Reader comments

Scribd offers e-book subscriptions for $8.99 a month

2 Comments
Sort by Rating

While not a bad idea, and one I wouldn't mind for some of the B-grade stories I read (the ones that I could read 10 of in a month). I am more interested in the possibility of free ebook with purchase of hardback or for a small fee. I just hope this new system doesn't screw over the authors.