Scribd has just ironed out an agreement with KEYPR to have their unlimited ebook subscription app preloaded on tablets inside most major hotels. Upon signing up for the service, guests will have instant access to bestselling and award-winning books and audiobooks like A Higher Loyalty by James Comey or The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, as well as leading magazines like Bloomberg Businessweek, TIME, and People.
KeyPR is in hundreds of hotels in the US. They primarily focus on boutique and luxury hotels, with a few casinos for good measure. They provide a tablet in the room for guests to use and it is preloaded with dozens of apps like iHeartRadio and the Wall Street Journal.
Scribd VP of Business Development Rama Sadasivan said, “We are thrilled to partner with KEYPR’s diverse and expansive hotel network to bring Scribd to hotel guests around the world. This partnership opens up opportunities for us to reach new readers and offers an enriching alternative to other in-room entertainment options like TV and radio.”
50% of hotels are making guestroom technology upgrades a priority. According to HT’s 2016 Lodging Technology Study, 54% of hotels are devoting more of their spends on technology to match escalating guest expectations.
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 CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.