Social publishing service Scribd has partnered with HarperCollins in a bid to become the "Netflix of books."
For a monthly fee, users are able to have unlimited access to the publishing house's entire back catalog. As of right now, new releases will be available for purchase on an individual basis. The model is similar to the streaming services that are available for music and films, such as the aforementioned Netflix.
The HarperCollins catalog will be fully integrated with the platform's existing services, meaning that users will be able to search, find and experience books in an entirely new way. Even more convenient is the fact that Scribd works on any kind of device, whether it be mobile, tablet or browsers, setting it apart from similar services.