Scribd Now Carries Magazines

scribd-articles-product-image_finalThe formerly unlimited reading service known as Scribd sent out a press release today with the news that it now offers magazines in addition to ebooks, audiobooks, and comic books.

Subscribers can pay $9 a month for limited access to millions of ebooks, audiobooks, and comic books as well as issues from Time, Money, Fortune, People, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Foreign Policy, and New York Magazine. Scribd plans to add new magazines on a rolling basis, including issues from Newsweek and The Atlantic in the coming weeks.

"We've always envisioned Scribd to be the reading destination that connects readers to the best written work, and magazine articles have been one of our most requested features," said Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd. "By connecting books, audiobooks, documents, and now articles, around areas of interest, our members are now free to skim what's trending or dive deep into any subject."

I'm not sure why he's so enthused; this niche is already well-served by the digital magazine subscriptions available through most public libraries,which is enough for most readers. For those who need comprehensive access, there's Texture, a $10 a month service with a selection much larger than Scribd.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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