Category Archives: Author Series

Scribd Author Series Presents: The Write on Mamas

Write on Mamas scribd promo party

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re welcoming the Bay Area writing group, Write on Mamas, to Scribd. We’ll have 6 writers in our office. They’ll be here talking about how writing informs their parenting and how parenting informs their writing.

Fans and members of the San Francisco reading and writing community are invited to join us for a free, intimate event with these writers. Read more

Scribd Interview: Author Hyla Molander

Earlier this week, we shared the story of longtime Scribd author, Hyla Molander’s journey to market and publish a book using Kickstarter.

Today, we present an interview with her that goes into her background using Scribd, thoughts on self-publishing and the extremely personal story that is the foundation of her forthcoming memoir, Drop Dead Life. Read more

Author Taps Kickstarter, Scribd to Promote Book

A preview of the cover of Hyla Molander's upcoming book; "Drop Dead Life."

A preview of the cover of Hyla Molander’s upcoming book; “Drop Dead Life.”

For the past few years — almost since the beginning, author and writer Hyla Molander has been utilizing the features and power of Scribd.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed the often difficult and tumultuous world of digital publishing. Read more

Getting the Word Out – Book Reviews in Self-Publishing

It used to be that the success of a book was dictated by the reviews of newspaper columnists and the attention garnered by placement on prestigious ‘top book’ lists.

A book that climbed the charts of the New York Times Bestseller List had a good shot at monetary success and a book that was mentioned on Oprah’s television show was commonly succeeded by massive press and success. Read more

Buzz Aldrin: Astronaut, American Hero & Sci-Fi Author

Nineteen minutes after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, Buzz Aldrin emerged.

The year was 1969.

Photograph of Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot, during Apollo 11 Extra-vehicular Activity on the Moon, 07/20/1969. [Photo Source: Prologue Magazine Scribd Profile]

Photograph of Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot, during Apollo 11 Extra-vehicular Activity on the Moon, 07/20/1969. [Photo Source: Prologue Magazine Scribd Profile]

Armstrong cemented himself as an American hero for being the first to plant his shoes onto the Moon because he was positioned closer to the exit while Aldrin piloted the lunar module. Read more

Scribd: Meet the Character

It’s always a pleasure discovering new talent on Scribd. From authors, indie publishers, researchers, and everything in between. We especially take note when those publications and writers are developed around beautiful design and layout.

Meet Little Joe Sweet and tag along as he aspires to opening a vintage record store.

Meet Little Joe Sweet and tag along as he aspires to opening a vintage record store.

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Scribd Welcomes E-Reads: Grand Master of Sci-Fi

For lovers of sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction, Scribd just hit the mother lode.

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This week, E-Reads has joined Scribd, and they bring a ton of fantastic content specialized around romance novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and difficult to source, out-of-print books.

For sci-fi in particular, we are super excited about Brian W. Read more