Can I preview books that require a credit? What if I don’t like my book?

Absolutely! You can use a Monthly Credit on a book right away if you like, though we recommend dipping your toes in first! You will always have the option to preview a good percentage of these titles (usually the first few chapters, at least) before deciding you want to finish it and you're under no obligation to keep reading! You can even add it to your library or a list without having to spend a credit on it.

If a book will require one of your Monthly Credits for full access - it will be clearly marked and identifiable as a Monthly Credit title both within the book and on the book's summary page. You'll also see an option to preview the title before jumping in - you can freely preview any book - we'll never use one of your Monthly Credits without your permission first!

If you're really digging a book and you just have to keep reading - no problem! You can use your Monthly Credit on a title right away, if you wish, or at any time while you're reading too. Once you finish the free preview you'll have the choice to keep reading, and use a Monthly Credit, or to stop and pickup a different book.

To start a free preview of any Monthly Book title, just look for the blue "Start Reading" button:

Once you start your free preview, you'll see the amount of pages you have left on the book in the lower left corner:

You can click "Continue Reading" at any time to unlock the book in its entirety. 

If you get to the end of the free preview and you're completely in love with the book, we'll give you the option to get the full title. Just click "Continue Reading".

If you didn't enjoy the free preview, or there's another book you'd rather be reading that's ok too! You can close out of the book at any time - we'll never use up your Monthly Credit without asking you first!

What happens if I don't like my book, or there's a problem with it?

Just let us know! Our support team will gladly assist in any way they can to get a good book into your hands. Our standard refund policy still serves as a guideline, so as a general example - if you've already finished a book you may not be able to return it. But we understand there are special circumstances for everything, so just let us know what the issue with the book is and we'll gladly trade you back for another Monthly Credit of your choice! We want you reading and relaxed, not frustrated! :)

If you still have questions, be sure to check out our other FAQs; if you need assistance with anything Scribd related, be sure to contact our support team!

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