Scribd has just unveiled a new premium subscription tier that includes full access to New York Times. This new package will retail $12.99/month and will give full access to the entire Scribd catalog and also unlimited access to the NYTimes.com, The New York Times Digital Archive, and The New York Times app via its Basic Digital Access plan. The new offering arrives amid a broader industry-wide conversation about the future of media bundling, and is a steal for consumers looking to stay well-read and well-informed, especially in the lead-up to the midterm elections next month.
Scribd and The New York Times initially teamed up in 2017 to offer the “Essential Student Bundle,” which offered students access to both subscription services for four months (one semester). Now, all new subscribers can take advantage of this dual subscription plan with a free 30-day trial for both services.
Scribd’s collaboration with The New York Times continues a string of major milestones for the company over the past year, including the rollout of its updated unlimited monthly subscription plan in February. The service also surpassed 750,000 subscribers in 2018, growing 50% over the past year, and is continuing to expand rapidly. Today, Scribd draws in over 100 million unique visitors per month, and readers have spent a total of over 150 million hours reading on the platform to date.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.