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Scribd adds magazines to subscription service

In the US, reading subscription service Scribd has expanded its content to include magazines, with subscribers to have full access to Time, New York, Fortune and The Atlantic magazines among others, reports Publishers Weekly. As part of the expansion, Scribd has also upgraded its discoverability system, organising its content under nearly 16,000 topics of interest. Each topic of interest is collected on a page that will display links to all related items, and a subscriber reading an article, ebook or audiobook will now see links to the topic of interest page as well as to other pertinent content. Scribd CEO Trip Adler said the updated system will ‘organize and cross promote’ the company’s content, and hopes that it will ‘drive new readers to books’, ‘All our research says that people discover books via other kinds of content like documents and magazine articles,’ said Adler.


Category: International news