Scribd has a problem: if a subscriber reads too many books in a month, Scribd could lose money. This is a problem it shares with Oyster and other ebook subscription services, and yesterday Scribd announced a novel solution.
Seriously, though, Scribd has added a thousand titles from HMH yesterday, which obviously includes more than just overly long books.
At long last, we’re thrilled to welcome Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Scribd. They’ve long been one of our favorite publishers, with a long history of publishing books from some of the most beloved and celebrated writers of all time, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Robert Penn Warren, Umberto Eco, Ursula K. Le Guin, and more.
We’ve just added more than a thousand of their titles and the selection has usabsolutely giddy.
HMH had already had deals with Scribd’s competitors Oyster (US) and the recently launched Blloon (UK and Germany), so in a way Scribd is playing catch up this week.