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The Social Publishing Service Scribd is the Netflix for Books

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Oct 4, 2013 • References: scribd and techcrunch
The social publishing service called Scribd is vouching to become the Netflix for books. This company recently made the decision to move into the business niche of subscription books by announcing a successful deal with HarperCollins. These companies state that the majority of HarperCollin’s back catalog will be available in Scribd’s subscription service.

The catalog features authors like Paolo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Marian Keys and Elmore Leonard. New publications by HarperCollins will not yet be available, but can be purchased via Scribd on an individual basis. New projects like this will help to advance Scribd as a leader in book sales and will set the platform to feature new and exclusive publications for subscribers. Providing a social publishing service is a smart move on its part, and puts it in the game beside corporate brands like Netflix.