Hail, Britannia! We’re excited to welcome HarperCollins UK to Scribd. Our UK readers now have access to some of our all-time favorites, including Fahrenheit 451, Play It As It Lays, and The Devil Wears Prada, along with more than 3,000 others, all ready to read right now.
Here’s what Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins Publishers UK, has to say: “We are delighted to be part of this new route to market for our backlist titles. This new business model offers excellent value for book lovers, while allowing HarperCollins authors to enjoy extended reach, increased discovery and improved royalty streams.”
And this isn’t just big news for our readers in the UK – Scribd readers in the US and elsewhere are also gaining some great new books. Here are just a few of the ones we’re most excited about:
Missing scientists and a mind control conspiracy are at the center of this seminal espionage thriller and basis for the classic Michael Caine film.
On the occasion of getting arrested for snorting cocaine off the hood of a car, an award-winning author reflects on growing up in France in the 1970s with great acuity and wit.
Nothing brings people together like contempt for their official representatives. Meet some of the worst ministers of parliament in British history, an assortment of liars, thieves, murderers, and madmen.
Before Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the unexpected smash-hit about punctuation, Lynne Truss wrote the non-chick-lit alternative to Bridget Jones, a collection of essays that revels in singledom while also enjoying a good laugh.
Emily Mortimer says: “Dot is a moving, passionate novel about the connections between families and how we repeat and re-live the mistakes of the past. It made me think about what it means as a woman to both to have and to be a daughter, mother, and grandmother.”
Maybe we’re hopeless romantics, but we’re perpetually enthralled by first love stories – especially ones steeped in folklore. With its mythic aura, northern setting, and sense of magic, this one stands out as a real unicorn.