Scribd has launched a localized Australian experience and has signed up a number of publishers to populate it with bestsellers. This includes Allen & Unwin, Murdoch Books, Simon & Schuster Australia, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, and Fremantle Press. Scribd offers Australian readers unrivaled access to the best ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, sheet music, podcasts and more – all from one convenient platform and for one flat fee of $13.99/month AUD.
Scribd has made several improvements to localize the product experience and enhance editorial recommendations. This includes expert curated reading lists for Australian audiences with local Australian content recommendations, and local pricing. The company is also investing in local advertising to attract new subscribers to Scribd.
Notable Australian Titles by Australian Authors
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)
Penguin Bloom by Cameron Bloom & Bradley Trevor Greive (HarperCollins Australia)
Scrublands by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin)
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (Allen & Unwin)
Tell Me Why: The Story of my Life and Music by Archie Roach (Simon and Schuster)
The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall (Simon and Schuster)
The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale (Simon and Schuster)
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.