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Signing Up

Jerry
posted this on August 02, 2012 04:16 PM

So you’ve decided to sign up and start taking advantage of what we have to offer in our large digital library. What an excellent choice you’ve made today! It’s an easy process to get started reading and sharing on Scribd, so let's get the greetings out of the way.

Welcome to Scribd! We’re excited to have you as a new member!

Now let’s get to the the actual process so you can start using Scribd immediately.

There are multiple ways to create an account with Scribd. We like to make it as easy as we can so that everyone can enjoy what we have on our site.

 

Signing up through Scribd

To create a basic, free account on Scribd, you just need to open Scribd.com in your browser and click on ‘Log in’ in the top-right corner of the site. It’ll bring up a box that looks like this one.

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After you click "New to Scribd", all that you need to do is type in a unique username, your email address, think up a password to protect your account, and click ‘Sign up’. And you’re done! It’s that simple to start using Scribd for free.

 

Signing up through Facebook

Another option would be to sign up using your Facebook credentials by clicking the blue button with the Facebook symbol on it. It’s not a requirement to have a Facebook account or to link Facebook to your Scribd profile, but it is an easy way to have a more personal profile on Scribd. You’ll be prompted to allow Scribd to access your Facebook profile data and you’ll have to agree to this in order to proceed. You don’t have to but the option is available to allow Scribd to post on your Facebook timeline. Just click on the blue button to log on through Facebook. 

A bit of a warning for all those Facebook people out there: You need to be careful with the blue button! If you already have a Scribd account that you created using the first method that’s not linked to your Facebook, and then you ‘log on’ using Facebook, you’ll actually end up creating a second separate Scribd profile.

 

Logging back in later

Once you’ve signed up, you can come back and enjoy Scribd any old time by clicking on ‘Log In’ which is right above the signup link. You'll just have to enter in your email address or username and your password (or click that blue button if you went the Facebook route) and you'll be connected to Scribd. login2-rebrand.png

We’re also conveniently available on several mobile devices, so you can download our app on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or Kindle Fire and sign up with us that way!

 

Getting the most from your account

Now you can:

  • Save books and documents to your library for easy access later. We even automatically bookmark the spot where you left off in each book.
  • Share your reading interests and activities with other Scribd users, and optionally with your friends on Facebook.
  • Follow others on Scribd to stay current with their reading and publishing activities.
  • Leave comments and ratings on Scribd documents.
  • Sync your saved books and other data with your mobile device.
  • Share your own content by publishing it on Scribd.

The next step if you want to get even more from your account with Scribd is to purchase a subscription.

If you purchase the subscription right when you find us you'll end up creating your account on Scribd in the process of becoming a subscriber. This would also be an excellent idea on your part since a subscription with us unlocks thousands of titles including bestselling books and new releases in every genre. We're just putting that option out there as something to consider. 

And we'll say it again, welcome to Scribd! Never stop reading!

 
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