Scribd is an unlimited e-book and audiobook subscription service that offers access to the best books, audiobooks, magazine articles, documents and more.
Scribd brings together the best books, audiobooks, and journalism to help readers become their best selves.
Scribd was founded in 2007 by Trip Adler, Jared Friedman, and Tikhon Bernstam. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in New York, Arizona, Toronto, Ontario and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Scribd first launched as a document-sharing service in 2007 before creating an e-book subscription in 2013. It now offers access to a library of e-books, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines for $8.99 per month.
Scribd service today sees over 100 million monthly unique visitors, with its readers having spent a lifetime total of more than 190 million hours on the platform. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform.
Scribd's e-book subscription service is available on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, as well as the Kindle Fire, Nook, and personal computers. Subscribers can access unlimited books a month from 1,000 publishers, including Bloomsbury, Harlequin, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lonely Planet, Macmillan, Perseus Book Group, Simon & Schuster, Wiley, and Workman.
Scribd is backed by Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Spectrum Equity and others. The company raised $58M from a latest financing on Nov 25, 2019. This brings Scribd's total funding to $105.8M to date.