Scribd scored a victory today in its battle to be the largest ebook subscription service. It’s just signed a deal with Xinxii, the Berlin-based ebook distributor, to add more indie published titles to the Scribd catalog.
Xinxii clients can now elect to distribute their ebooks to Scribd and earn 70% of the net proceeds each time a book is loaned to a reader. To be more accurate, all titles carried by Xinxii will be automatically added to the Scribd catalog unless an author opts out by 20 March.
Scribd has also worked out deals with Smashwords, BooksonDemand, and Draft2Digital. Readers can enjoy indie published titles distributed by those firms for $9 or 8 euros per month.