Scribd to add access to magazines to eBook membership services
The newly-added magazines will sit alongside Scribd’s existing books, audiobooks and documents, organized into 16,000 topics of interest
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – November 1, 2016 — Scribd, the premier reading subscription service that offers monthly access to books, audiobooks, documents and more, is broadening its offering to give subscribers access to premium magazine content from leading media publishers including Bloomberg, Entrepreneur Media, IBT Media, New York Media, Slate Group, LLC and Time Inc. Subscribers can now enjoy access to articles from current and archive print editions of top brands such as Time, Money, Fortune, People, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Foreign Policy and New York Magazine. Issues from Newsweek and The Atlantic will be added in the coming weeks. Magazines will be included in the current Scribd membership, at no extra cost, in addition to books, audiobooks, documents and more.
“We are excited to partner with Scribd and bring Bloomberg Businessweek to an emerging, innovative digital platform,” said Josh Rucci, GM and Global Head of Media Distribution for Bloomberg.
The newly-added magazines will sit alongside Scribd’s existing books, audiobooks and documents, organized into 16,000 topics of interest.
“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.”
“Entrepreneur prides itself on being at the forefront of the competitive media landscape and continually in search of innovative ways to bring visibility to our content,” said Ryan Shea, president/CEO of Entrepreneur Media. “We strive to cater to the needs of our audience—busy, on-the-go business leaders who value intelligent insights and their time. Our partnership with Scribd, a leader in the subscription-based content space, allows our readers to enjoy our content on their terms.”
Jim Jacovides, Senior Vice President of Partnerships, Licensing and Syndication, Time Inc., added, “Time Inc. is excited to partner with Scribd as a new content provider. This relationship will give our iconic brands — such as Fortune, Money, People, and Time — access to a new audience in Scribd’s global reader base.”
Scribd members will be able to discover and read magazine articles in several different ways, including:
- Trending: Readers can stay in the know on the topics that matter to them with trending articles, hand-picked by Scribd editors.
- Interests: Articles, books, original source documents and more are all connected by interests, enabling readers to easily go beyond the headlines.
- Full Issues: Magazine content will be offered on the article level, but readers will still have access to full issues from their favorite publishers.
“As Scribd continues to evolve its platform into the most trusted home for publishers online, we’re excited to share with its growing member community our award-winning longform reporting and exclusives, which will be accessible with a new, extraordinary ease,” said Margarita Noriega, Executive Editor of Digital for Newsweek.