US ebook and audiobook subscription service Scribd has officially thrown its hat into the Australian ring – and it’s got Amazon and Audible firmly in its sights.
For $13.99 month, Scribd users will get unlimited access to a vast library of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, podcasts, and sheet music. And to sweeten the deal, the Scribd team have joined forced with some of Australia’s biggest publishing names – think Allen & Unwin, Simon & Schuster Australia, HarperCollins Publishers Australia and Fremantle Press – to bring the readers and listeners alike the very best in Australian literature.
Notable Australian titles available on launch include:
Boy Swallows Universe – Trent Dalton
Scrublands – Chris Hammer
The Dry, Force of Nature, and The Lost Man – Jane Harper
Tell Me Why: The Story of my Life and Music – Archie Roach
The Mother Fault – Kate Mildenhall
The Paris Affair – Pip Drysdale
Meanwhile the available International titles include:
Normal People – Sally Rooney
The Silent Wife – Karin Slaughter
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson
Andrew Weinstein, Scribd’s Vice President of Content, Acquisition, and Strategy said:
“We’re thrilled to be shining a light on great Australian authors and content. Scribd has a long history of building relationships with publishers, and we’re committed to helping drive incremental revenue to the local publishing ecosystem. We know reading ranks among the top three leisure activities in Australia and we look forward to helping nurture this love of reading.”
Scribd offers a free 30 day trial, and is available on both iOS and Android.
For more info, check out the Scribd website HERE.