What is Scribd?
For $8.99 a month, Scribd gives you unlimited access to e-books, audiobooks, sheet music, documents and magazines. Find titles from publishers like Simon and Schuster, Penguin, Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins and Macmillan — but it’s lacking in indie authors and smaller production publications, making it hard to access some popular titles.
Pros and cons
- Unlimited access to audiobooks, e-books and magazines
- Available on most major formats, including Kindles and smartphones
- Low price compared to other services like Audible
- About half the audiobook library as Audible
- Users complain that unsubscribing isn’t straightforward
- High demand books are sometimes given restrictive access
How much does Scribd cost?
A monthly subscription gets you access to the entire Scribd collection. If you purchase Scribd with iTunes, you’re billed through your Apple account.
Scribd plus online New York Times subscription
Does Scribd have a free trial?
Yes. Scribd offers a 7-day free trial for access to its entire collection. You’re required to give your credit card, and will be charged once the free trial ends. Be sure to cancel within 24 hours of the end of your trial if you don’t want to pay.
Scribd allows you to browse and read excerpts from any book without entering your payment info.