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SciFi Writer Rudy Rucker to Speak at Next Scribd Author Series Event

Our next Scribd Author Series Event is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited! This month, we’ll be hosting contemporary science fiction master Rudy Rucker at our headquarters in San Francisco. The evening features a talk and reading by Rudy, an audience Q&A, and a book signing, plus lots of freebies (including free copies of his latest book, The Big Aha). 


Regarded as one of the forerunners of Cyberpunk, Rudy Rucker won two Philip K. Read more

Read Around the World: International Bestsellers

Here at Scribd, we pride ourselves on having a truly international reach. And we’re not just talking about app capabilities (though the app does work around the world) – more than half of our subscribers are international. That means there are people reading on Scribd all around the world! Read more

Sharon Salzberg Comes to Scribd for February Author Series Event

We wanted to thank everyone who made our first-ever Scribd Author Series event with Gretchen Rubin such a success, and let all of our readers know that we’ve officially scheduled our next author: Sharon Salzberg.


On Wednesday, February 12th, Sharon Salzberg, meditation expert and author of Real Happiness at Work, will be coming to the Scribd offices in San Francisco. Read more

Scribd Selects: Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!


According to Jane Austen,  “the person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel is intolerably stupid.” Today is Jane Austen’s 238th birthday, and to celebrate this wonderful writer, we thought it would be fun to share some of the books that the Scribd Editorial staff finds pleasurable—specifically those by or inspired by Jane Austen herself! Read more

DIY Books and Gifts for the Holidays

December. The holiday season. The season of giving. But sometimes, giving can turn into a full time job, and finding a heartfelt (and affordable) present to give to your loved ones can be nearly impossible.

This holiday season, don’t make yourself sick over giving the perfect gift—give a sick gift by giving something you make yourself! Read more

Scribd’s Redesigned Homepage and Newly Added Collections

The winds of change have been blowing around Scribd’s Headquarters recently. This week, we both launched a newly designed homepage and added over 15 new editorial collections to the site.  That’s a whole lot of new!

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Our redesigned homepage lets you browse our growing digital library for a fresh assortment of titles, arranged in all-new categories to help you discover books you love.  Some of the new collections featured on the homepage include: “Scribd Selects,” our editorial team’s favorite reads in fiction and non-fiction; “All Things DIY,” featuring books on everything from knitting to fermenting; and “Short and Sweet,” our pick of short stories, poetry, and essays. Read more