Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Scribd Lanches Scribd Store

Of potential interest:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--May 18, 2009 -- Scribd, the world's largest social publishing company, today announced the beta launch of Scribd Store, a first-of-its-kind e-commerce destination and publishing marketplace where anyone -- from professional publishers and authors to students and enthusiasts -- can upload and sell their written works to a readership of 60 million.

You can read the rest of the article here

It will be interesting to see how this will work - will people use this as an alternative to Lulu, or other POD/ e-download stores. I imagine some authors who already put shorts/ novellas on Scribd for free will continue to do so, but I wonder whether there will be an influx (or even a trickle) of people who haven't used Scribd before listing their work and selling it direct?

Any thoughts?


  1. On the face of it this sounds really interesting, especially if it does work as an alternative to Lulu which has been getting harder and harder to operate lately by all accounts. It'll be good to see how it all works once it comes out of beta.

  2. Yes. They said they're only making it available in the US, but presumambly as long as you have a PayPal account you could be without America and still buy/ sell things?