Social publishing service Scribd first launched in 2007 as a document sharing system; however, with a recent deal with HarperCollins they intend to change their focus and become a book subscription service.
According to the recent announcement, the deal between Scribd and HarperCollins will make sure that the “majority” of the back catalog for HarperCollins US and HarperCollins Christian will now become available via Scribd service. Newer HarperCollins books won’t be made available via the Scribd subscription service; however, they will be available on a per book purchase option.
The new Scribd system will allow subscribers to pay $8.99 a month to access unlimited archived books. How does Scribd stand apart from other book reading options available at this time? It has no allegiance to a particular browser or device which means that there are no limitations on the devices that you can use to read books via Scribd.