December 14, 2017

eBooks and eBook Subscription Services: Scribd Launches New Reading App for Kindle Fire

Remember, Scribd launched an “all you can read” ebook subscription service in October and now offers more than 100,000 titles including a majority of the HarperCollins backlist.

Today, an app to read full text ebooks and material from Scribd was released for the Kindle Fire.

From Scribd:

Demand for a Kindle Fire app has been resounding: more than 100,000 users have come to Scribd since October 1, 2013 seeking an app compatible with their Kindle Fire device.

Scribd now supports all Kindle Fire models, including the Fire HD and Fire HDX. Scribd is not currently compatible with E Ink based Kindle readers like the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle DX, as these devices do not allow third party applications.

Kindle Fire app is part of a series of new reader-focused feature updatesfor both Android and iOS apps, including:

  • Better, more readable fonts
  • More font sizes to choose from
  • Better support for managing your location while traveling internationally
  • Ability to rate content on a five-star basis inside the mobile app
  • A night reading mode featuring a softer black background
  • Better tracking of location with real page numbers from the print book

Read the Full Text of Today’s Announcement

See Also: Scribd’s Recently Launched “All-You-Can-Read” Ebook Subscription Service Now Provides Access to More Than 100,000 Titles (November 19, 2013)

See Also: Another Player: Scribd’s “All You Can Read” Subscription-Based Ebook Service Launches With Titles from HarperCollins (October 1, 2013)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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