Scribd is launching ScribdChat podcast on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Each podcast episode will feature thoughtful conversations with leading authors, and give listeners a deep-dive into unique insights from new and prominent books that they can apply to their own lives. The inaugural podcast will feature Tim Ferriss, who just released a new book, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World. Other upcoming author guests include Gretchen Rubin, James Altucher, Emilie Wapnick — and many more.
Scribd launching a podcast system makes perfect sense. Companies have come to realize that podcasts are a gateway to audiobook sales. Podcasts are easy to produce and are normally free, if Scribd can leverage this type of content to get more subscribers, they will consider it a win.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.