Scribd Opens Social-Publishing Website

May 21, 2009
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Scribd Opens Social

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SAN FRANCISCO/05/19/09–Scribd, Inc., the world’s largest social publishing website, yesterday launched its online document store where anyone-from professionals , publishers, authors, students, scientists, and artists-can sell written works to Scribd’s 60 million visitors.

Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing Co., Berrett-Koehler, Thomas Nelson and Manning Publications are among the first publishers uploading and sharing entire novels, sneak preview chapters and exclusive excerpts from best-selling authors and book series, for free on Scribd.com.

Media brands already using Scribd to embed documents on their own websites include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, NPR, Fox Business News, and many others. More than 50,000 new documents are uploaded daily using Scribd’s iPaper reader, a technology that makes it easy to upload, share and embed original writings and documents in their "printed" layouts, regardless of file format. Scribd documents are indexed by all major search engines, making them easily discoverable by more than 1 billion Internet users worldwide.

The new store expands Scribd’s existing library of free documents and includes new novels from authors Tamim Ansary, Joe Quirk and Kemble Scott; Tim O’Reilly and Sarah Milstein’s The Twitter Book, will be available as well as books from the World Bank and Lonely Planet.

Scribd is the world’s largest social publishing website with more that 50,000 new documents shared every day and over 60 million readers each month.

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