How to make your documents available for free

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Keiana B.
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While Scribd is a platform both major publishers and self-published authors use to share their titles, we also know non-profit organizations, teachers, and others often need a place to upload material that's readily accessible to their audiences. Our document upload feature provides a solution, allowing uploaded documents to be shared free of charge within the Scribd library!

To ensure your document uploads are freely available to others, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the account containing your document uploads using the Scribd website
  2. Click on the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen (desktop browser) or tap on the menu in the upper left-left hand corner of your screen and select “Hi____!” (mobile web browser)
  3. Select “Your account”
  4. Scroll down to the “Uploaded documents” section
  5. Check the box next to, “Allow everyone free access to your documents”

Once you’ve completed the above steps, your readers will not be required to purchase a subscription with Scribd to download your documents or read them in full.

We also recommend checking the individual reader permissions for your documents to ensure uploads you’ve made can be downloaded.

If you have further questions about sharing your content on Scribd, make sure to check out the articles we have available on uploading documents in general. You can also contact Scribd Support for assistance – we’re always happy to help!

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