Books & Literature

Calling all bookworms: there’s a new reading platform in town!

The much-loved audiobook service has finally landed on Aussie shores.

Scribd is a new and exciting reading platform service for book lovers, hosting a plethora of eBooks and more, that has just landed on the shores of Australia. An alternative to Amazon and Audible, Scribd is investing in the Australian reading community by partnering with locally based publishers Allen & Unwin, Murdoch Books, Simon & Schuster Australia, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, and Fremantle Press, and promises more as the platform continues to expand.

With a mission to deliver a best-in-class reading experience and help people discover great content, Scribd is bringing Australian authors to its readers, including selected notable titles such as: 

  •  Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton 
  •  Penguin Bloom by Cameron Bloom & Bradley Trevor Greive 
  •  Scrublands by Chris Hammer 
  •  The Dry by Jane Harper 
  •  Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and Music by Archie Roach 
  •  The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale 

Titles from international authors like Sally Rooney, Mark Manson, and Jodi Picoult are also available, so you will never miss out on the most anticipated novels of the year.

With Scribd, all your content can be found in one convenient location. They offer a range of content including eBooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, podcasts, documents, and of particular uniqueness, sheet music. Australian musos can access iconic tunes such as AC/DC’s greatest hits and Down Under by Men at Work. All this platform needs is a vegemite sandwich and we might be able to call it an honorary Australian! 

Scribd also tailors each user’s experience with genre suggestions ranging from Feminist Fiction to Science & Mathematics and even True Crime. One of the heftiest genres is Career & Growth, with a wide array of the legendary “for dummies” books available for any topic imaginable. Students studying business may also relish in the documents available on project management and corporate finance. 

For a flat fee of $13.99 per month, Australians can now enjoy the premium selection of books and other content available with the monthly subscription payment remaining the same regardless of how many books you devour in a month. Users have unlimited access to Scribd’s millions of titles through a web browser or via the iOS and Android apps, and new users can try Scribd for a 30-day free trial period before purchasing.

When compared to other major audiobook services, Scribd definitely seems to give subscribers more bang for their buck.

This amazing service could not have arrived in Australia at a better time. As the days get shorter and we transition into more indoor activities in the southern hemisphere, what better way to keep cosy than to grab a cuppa and your favourite book through Scribd! 

Find out more about Scribd here.

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