Smashwords announced yesterday that it has signed an agreement with Scribd, a subscription ebook service (think Netflix for ebooks). Which means that indie authors will now be available to Scribd’s audience of 80 million people worldwide. Authors will receive royalties for each read.
It should be noted: there are other ebook subscription services out there, and they also carry indie books:
- Oyster – has some indie titles on a limited basis.
- Nokbok – a new service, which will be launching in early 2014. They are all about indies.
As a book reviewer, this will also make my job much easier in terms of seeking out and accessing new authors.Best of all, Smashwords authors get Scribd for free for the next year—I’m signing up today.
You should too.