Scribd Author Spotlight: Kurt Vonnegut

Scribd Author Spotlight: Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut is amazing. His stories, his quotes, his alter-ego Kilgore Trout – no wonder he’s become one of the most beloved contemporary authors of our time! And, he also gives some pretty solid advice.

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Enter If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? The book is a compilation of sketches, words of wisdom, and the many, many commencement addresses he gave throughout his lifetime. In honor of the hardcover…

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A Travel Collection That Will Really Take You Places

A Travel Collection That Will Really Take You Places

Reading is, in itself, a form of travel. Any bookworm can agree – often a novel set in an distant land or about an exotic culture can transport you instantly into another world. Our new travel collection is a nod to that amazing feeling books can give us. We’ve coupled some of our favorite travel narratives and memoirs with Lonely Planet guidebooksto those very same places. Prepare to be inspired…

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Read Around the World: Scribd Announces Partnership with Lonely Planet

Read Around the World: Scribd Announces Partnership with Lonely Planet

Calling all travelers! We’ve got some amazing news: Scribd is partnering with award-winning travel guide publisher Lonely Planet to offer subscribers unlimited access to hundreds of bestselling guidebooks. And, we’re making their guidebooks even more reader-friendly buy adding bookmarking to our mobile and web features.

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To celebrate, we’re holding a week long contest on Pinterest asking: Where…

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SciFi Writer Rudy Rucker to Speak at Next Scribd Author Series Event

SciFi Writer Rudy Rucker to Speak at Next Scribd Author Series Event #ScribdAuthors @rudytheelder

Our next Scribd Author Series Event is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited! This month, we’ll be hosting contemporary science fiction master Rudy Rucker at our headquarters in San Francisco. The evening features a talk and reading by Rudy, an audience Q&A, and a book signing, plus lots of freebies (including free copies of his latest book, The Big Aha). 

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Regarded as one of the…

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Scribd Updates: App Features and Improvements

Scribd Updates: App Features and Improvements

Hey Scribd readers – we’ve just updated the our mobile app for iOS and Android devices!

This update includes several great new features along with a few important fixes. Some highlights are:

  • Text selection: copy, paste, save, or share any quote from a book.
  • Searching within a book for any word.
  • Brightness control from within the app.
  • Built in dictionary: define any word (iOS only).
  • Improved…

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Scribd Gets Cooking with Rachel Ray

Scribd Gets Cooking with Rachel Ray

rachael-ray-showExciting news: this morning, Scribd was featured on an episode of the Rachel Ray Show! In addition to running a special online giveaway for a year of reading on Scribd, Scribd subscriptions were given to every member of the audience. We’re huge fans of Rachel’s, and so we’re offering any of her followers who couldn’t make the filming another chance to get a 3-month Scribd subscription today. To…

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