Jerry Feb 14 • General Info / Announcements
Scribd is pleased to welcome authors and publications from Smashwords! We’re very excited that you've elected to make your work available to our subscribers. Your author page and complimentary one-year subscription are now ready for you to claim.
You should receive an email from Smashwords soon. This email contains a link—customized just for you—that will help you claim your author profile on Scribd and begin using your subscription.
If you already have an account on Scribd you will still need to follow the instructions in the email to claim your author profile and subscription. As part of the process you will be able to combine these with your existing account.
If you do not receive an email from Smashwords by March 21st:
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Jerry Jan 28 • General Info / Announcements
Scribd is pleased to announce improved support for the Kindle Fire. Previously, readers who wanted to use Scribd with their Kindle Fire were limited to using our web-based service in their browser. While useable, this approach hasn't allowed us to take full advantage of the ebook reader's hardware or software. So we've been steadily working to improve our native Android app and make it fully compatible with the Kindle Fire, and we're pleased to announce it's available.
Scribd now supports all Kindle Fire models, including the Fire HD and Fire HDX. Scribd is not currently compatible with E Ink based Kindle readers like the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle DX, as these devices do not allow third party applications.
Scribd’s Kindle Fire app is part of a series of new reader-focused feature updates for both Android and iOS apps, including:
Jerry September 30, 2013 • General Info / Announcements
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