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Going Against the Flow: Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

John R. "Trip" Adler III started the social publishing company Scribd in 2013. Adler grew up in Palo Alto, California, and then attended Harvard Unive...

WATCH: The Netflix Of Reading?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

eReading just got a whole lot easier. Today, the popular document-sharing website Scribd released their first iPhone application to service all of you...

Video: Scribd Launches "Float," New Reading App for the Web and iPad

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Last week, we interviewed CTO and co-founder Jared Friedman about Float. We interviewed him in Scribd's offices via Skype Video.

Gotcha: The Top 8 Sites People Plagiarize

Posted 07.03.2011 | College, a site dedicated to catching plagiarists, conducted a study and found that when students copy from the web, they generally lift blocks o...

Best Social Reading SItes: What Have You Been Spotted Reading In Private? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 06.10.2011 | Books

Are social reading sites changing the way we think about reading? Is it the new equivalent to reading in public? People can now start book groups with...

Scribd Editor's Pick: Eat Pray Drive by Helen Winslow Black

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

I'm surprised Black hasn't been picked up by a major publisher already, not just because she's an incredibly talented writer, which she is, but because her stories are so universally appealing and... well... human. Goes To The Dark Side

evilreads | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Their "archive" process (scheme) works like this: after an unspecified "period of time," all free, publicly-viewable documents posted to ar...

Can Technology FIX Publishing?

GigaOM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While paper books are still the norm, e-books now account for up to 20 percent of book sales in categories like romance and sci-fi. The shift in publi...

An Internet Pirate Stole My Memoir

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Scribd advertises itself as a social publishing web site where you can upload your writings and documents instantly and discover unique content. They don't add that you can also steal people's books, but you sure can.

Can Electronic Reading Devices Bring The Book To Life?

Los Angeles Times | Alex Pham and David Sarno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

More than 550 years after Johannes Gutenberg printed 180 copies of the Bible on paper and vellum, new technologies as revolutionary as the printing pr...

Does Free Sell?

David Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Carnoy

I recently re-issued the free app as a lengthy excerpt and posted 150 pages of "Knife Music" on Since then some folks have asked me whether giving away the whole book or these extended free samples has helped sell books.

A Book Club of Billions: 52 Ways to Die in a Cave and Other Lessons in Social Media Marketing

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

Several months ago, one of the web measurement companies released a report that showed that Facebook had surpassed Google as the number one driver of traffic to major news and entertainment portals like Yahoo and MSN (13% vs. 7%).

Author Posts Vampire Novel Online, Gets Awesome Book Deal

io9 | Charlie Jane Anders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can posting your unpublished novels online for free still lead to a nice book deal, now that the web is saturated with free fiction? It worked for aut...

Scribd Launches Print-On-Demand Options

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The online reading site Scribd (sometimes dubbed the YouTube for print) now offers writers a cutting edge new format for their Scribd writings: print ...

Publish Your Own Book On Apple's iBooks

Macworld | Dan Moren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A huge number of people think they might write a book some day--back in 2002, a survey pegged it at 81 percent of Americans. But what happens after yo...

Ever Wonder How Authors Use The Internet To Get Published?

SF Gate | Regan McMahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the old days - which, in this case, you might define as "two years ago" - getting your book published would entail finding an agent, sending it off...

Scribd Editor's Pick: Mother's Little Angels (Excerpt)

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

An art dealer and father of four, Richard HUmphries also happens to be a former inmate of San Quentin. What makes his story even more compelling is that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer.

DocStoc Launches DocStore, Marketplace For Professional Documents

TechCrunch | Leena Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today, DocStoc is officially opening up its premium content channel, called the DocStore, addressing a lightly different sector, with a focus on selli...

Scribd Editor's Pick: 'The Brave Monkey Pirate'

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

We're starting a regular feature on HuffPost that we're calling Scribd Editor's Pick, which will introduce you to some of the rising talent found on our site. I hope you find them as wonderful as we do!

More Digital Reading Devices? Bring 'Em On!

Tammy H. Nam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tammy H. Nam

There's no doubt that e-reading will continue to proliferate, not only in volume but also in format and richness of experiences. As a lover of the written word, I'm incredibly heartened by this Renaissance.

eBook-Only Publishers Cropping Up Everywhere

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A recent article from Publishers Weekly announced the launch of Carina Press, a new imprint of romance publisher Harlequin that will exclusively publi...

Scribd Book Sharing: Copyright Infringement? | Bobbie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Social publishing website Scribd has been hit with a lawsuit which claims that it profits by encouraging internet users to illegally share copyrighted...

Why I'm Releasing My Novel on Twitter

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Stewart

Tweeting my novel provides the ultimate in easy sampling and information triage before purchase, the equivalent of watching a clip of a TV show before deciding to order the season on Netflix.

Y Combinator's Paul Graham Wants To Mass Produce Start-ups

Inc. Article | By: Max Chafkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paul Graham's company, Y Combinator, is a hybrid venture capital fund and business school that invests in, advises, and, literally, feeds 40 or so ear...

The Shelf Talker: Ramen Noodles, Harold Bloom, and Poisonous Plants.

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Smokler

Home Safe, is by Helen Ames who is recently widowed and having a tough time with her daughter, her missing retirement money and herself. It doesn't scream originality to us.