Publishing on Scribd: The Complete Review for Authors

Scribd is the leading reader subscription service with over 1 million active subscribers globally. Here is a brief review why and how should you start publishing your titles on Scribd today.

Dalma Szentpály |

“Our mission is to change how the world reads.” This is the business objective of Scribd, a reader subscription service with over 1 million active subscribers. But why is Scribd one of the world’s leading reading-subscription services and why should you publish on Scribd?

In the next couple of paragraphs, we will give you a brief review of Scribd, and how you can publish and gain new readers on this powerful platform.

What is Scribd and Why Readers Love It

In the 21st century readers, like every other entertainment-consumer, are ready to explore ways to enjoy content in a fast, and money-saving manner. This is especially true for avid readers, who read at least one book per week. If you are an avid reader this means serious money every month. Most avid readers are part of the 14-35 age group which is, to be honest not the richest age-group among consumers.

This is where Scribd comes in. Scribd is a reading subscription service charging $8.99/month for unlimited titles. The writer of this blog post is among the many enthusiastic readers, who are benefitting from a flabbergastingly large library for the price of one book. With Scribd, I together with many other readers are able to browse among current bestsellers and discover new indie favorites through clever editorial selections for only $8.99/month.

Scribd offers a catalog diverse not only in genres but in formats as well. You can find great reads among popular genres like Thriller, Crime and Suspense, Speculative Fiction, or Romance but not only can you read them in an ebook format but find many of them in an audiobook. Aside from audiobooks, and ebooks, you can find a quite impressive selection of sheet music, and short documents in pdf form.

How Can You Publish on Scribd

Scribd right now does not allow authors to directly upload their books on its platform, but there's nothing to worry about. There is a simple way that you can make your ebooks and audiobooks available on Scribd for new readers to see. Scribd gets a huge part of its content from publishing aggregators, like PublishDrive.

PublishDrive has been bringing books to Scribd since 2015, which means you get a lot of perks. PublishDrive lets you do more with Scribd. Not only are you able to bring your ebook titles but your audiobook catalog as well to Scribd with PublishDrive.

PublishDrive makes publishing super easy and clear. Plus, you get over 400 stores and thousands of libraries online.

Promotional options

PublishDrive has many promotion options you can find on the “Promotions” dashboard. They help your books shine on Scribd.

Promotions are very important to your book’s success. Do you want your book to stand out? With PublishDrive, you can get in the topical editorial newsletters of Scribd sent out to readers globally.

Did you have a new release? It is important to create a buzz around your titles. With PublishDrive you can get the word out on Scribd about your new releases with editorial selections featured on the Scribd platform.

How do I get paid after my books in Scribd

Subscription-based models yield different results depending on the store. Some subscription-based business models cut the text into multiple parts and pay based on the number of pages read. Scribd pays publishers a percentage of the digital list price if more than 10% of the book was read. This way publishers earn as much as the ebooks were read, not more, not less.

How can I start publishing on Scribd with PublishDrive

People love that PublishDrive is easy to use. They love the wide reach and best analytics. Are you an author or are a publishing company? Do you have more than 20 books? You will like PublishDrive’s Publisher Tools for your business. Here are steps to take when you want to sell on Scribd with PublishDrive:

  1. First, you need to create a PublishDrive account.
  2. You can upload your first ebook, or audiobook by yourself or use PublishDrive’s bulk import feature.
  3. Choose Scribd from your sales channels.
  4. Get your Scribd store link and use it to promote on social media.
  5. Use PublishDrive’s special Promotions Module to feature your books in Scribd newsletter, or get featured on a special editorial selection on the Scribd platform.
  6. Look at real-time sales numbers from your PublishDrive Sales Dashboard.

Scribd is worldwide reading subscription service, with over 1 million active readers globally. Readers have access to millions of ebooks and audiobooks and therefore it is a great channel for increasing books sales. Start publishing to Scribd today with PublishDrive!