Scribd. Never heard of it? Nor had I until a few days ago. For $8.99 per month you get allegedly unlimited access to allegedly over 400,000 books–which sounds like a heck of a bargain if you read even just a few books a month. You can also buy books outright, if you want to keep them.
Anyway. Thanks to the fabulous folks at Draft2Digital–the distributors through which my books reach iTunes and Barnes and Noble–both Ascension Point and Venus Rising are live on the site. Payment terms are pretty reasonable: the author gets paid for any sale as you’d expect, but also for any subscription read where the reader got past the 30% mark. Which is pretty neat. They even count ten 10-30% reads as one sale too, which is a little bonus.
Plus, the Scribd site is SWANK.
Just look at that. Mmm. Shiny.
I’ve added Scribd to the store links for both books in the bar on the left, so head on over and check it out.
2 thoughts on “My Books Now on Scribd. Netflix for Ebooks, They Say”
Pretty cool. I was in Scribd direct at first (*crickets*) and hopped aboard when Smashwords started distributing. At least in my case, it’s been worth it for my dark fantasy fairy tale slaughterings.
HOWEVER, something you might want to keep an eye on (and I’m still trying to track down the cause of): I’ve found some missing lines in at least one Scribd title. I’ve double-checked, and the lines are in the Smashwords version. They’re just not showing on the Scribd reader. They actually change a slightly-creepy-but-bittersweet scene into an entirely creepy one.
Hmmm! I’ll have to check that, thanks for the heads up. D2D are normally pretty badass at getting their distribution right in ways SW doesn’t (not mangling the formatting of a book’s synopsis, for example, when publishing to iTunes) so I’m hopeful. But I will take a spin through, for sure!