Scribd has announced today that they now have over 300,000 titles in their library. They are the second most popular platform next to the Kindle Lending Library, which has 475,000 eBooks. Scribd is considered the definitive Netflix for eBooks and is backed by HarperCollins.
Currently Scribd is one of the more popular eBook subscription platforms out there, that let you read an unlimited number of books, at a low monthly cost. Content comes from HarperCollins, Kensington, Red Wheel, Rosetta, Smashwords, Sourcebooks and Workman.
Oyster and Scribd are the only two companies to really make the entire eBook subscription service a viable business model. Others have tried and failed in the past, but their timing was right, as publishers are starting to embrace this type of eBook service.
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.