What is Scribd?

How do you even say Scribd?

Scribd /ˈskrɪbd/ sounds like ribbed, but with 'sc' in front. 

Okay. But what is it?

Your own personal digital library! On Scribd you have access to the world's largest collection of e-books, articles, sheet music and other written works. In our subscription membership collection, you'll have access to over 400,000 books from over 900 publishers, including New York Times bestsellers, literary classics, groundbreaking non-fiction, and more in every genre! And we have millions of more titles from landmark court fillings to scholarly papers from around the world. If you love words, you've found the right place.

Scribd is a place to discover new books and authors. You can fall in love with our editorial collections and personalized recommendations just for you.

Scribd is a personal library you can carry in your pocket. Read instantly on your mobile devices anywhere! Log into Scribd from our apps on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire or access Scribd.com on other mobile device to access millions of titles wherever whenever you want. We mean personal pocket library. You can save your favorites, create collections, bookmark titles, and create the library you've been dreaming of. 

Scribd is also your own personal publishing company. If you're an author looking to publish your work on Scribd, you'll be putting your work on a site with 80 million readers around the globe. And our conversion technology makes it easy for someone to convert any book or written work into a beautiful webpage or mobile experience. Further questions on how to publish? Check out our Publishing Guides. 

Scribd's Bragging Rights

Launched in March of 2007 we now have 80 million monthly readers in over 100 countries with 40 million titles to choose from making us a site with 420 billion written words. 

The company was founded by Trip Adler and Jared Friedman. Trip was named one of Forbes '30 under 30' in the Media category in 2013 as well as Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by Businessweek in 2010. 

Along with our CEO's achievements, Time named Scribd one of the '10 Start-Ups that Will Change your Life'. After which we became finalist for the San Francisco Business Times' 2010 Tech and Innovation Entrepreneur Awards, were announced as a 'Technology Pioneer' in 2011 by the World Economic Forum, and made the top ten most innovative companies list on Fast Company.

Come and join the sensation! Read anytime, anywhere, and choose from a extensive collection of titles including bestsellers and new releases in every genre!

For more information on how to sign up and start using Scribd check out our other FAQ's and How To Guides. We're excited that you've come to check our what Scribd is and what we're about. Now go put your feet up and enjoy a great book with us.


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