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How does Scribd compare with competitors?

I must say they do offer an attractive deal. For me personally I rarely if ever listen to or read the same book twice, so the advantage of say audible or audiobooks.com whereby you own your books is void to me. However many people such as my better half loves to read books again and again, so I suppose it depends on what you like to do once you have read a book.

Books may not be available forever on Scribd so you may not be able to re-read a book you enjoyed.

As far as price goes then Scirbd is cheaper for US users but more expensive for UK users than Audible or Audiobooks.com. It is $9.99 or £9.99 depending where you reside. Yes, it appears as though someone has forgot to convert the currency, But then for Europe it is 8.99 euros ? Makes little sense, perhaps us Brits are a little to polite to say anything.

Further to all of this Scribd offers a full library of audio books and ebooks which other services do also but not to the same extent and completeness, and not at such a great competitive price with unlimited access.

What does a Scribd subscription get you?

On the Scribd monthly subscription plan you can read or listen to as many books as you like. Just like a streaming service rather than Audible where you own the books outright and so are limited.

Can you return books on Scribd?

On the subscription service you do not own them so this is not relevant.

Can you keep books after your Scribd free trial?

Not relevant as you never own them in the first place. You will lose all books at the end of your subscription period, be it just the free trial or until you cancel.

Do I lose my books if I cancel Scribd?

Yes, if you end your plan you will no longer have access to any of your books.

Do you own Scribd books forever?

Scribd doesn’t run a service where you own the books likes audible so you never own them, only have access to them during your subscription. The number of books you can have going at one time is 20, but you can swap and change them as many times as you like.

What Devices is Scribd app available on?

Scribd is available on the Apple App store and Google Play. So, Apple devices and Android devices are all compatible

How much does Scribd cost?

Scirbd is $9.99 per month for unlimited books

How to cancel Scribd free trial?

  1. Log into your account on the Scribd

  2. Navigate to Account Settings page.

  3. In the Membership & Payment Detail section of your Account Settings, click on "End My Membership" (for some members, this will appear as "CancelMembership")

Is Scribd unlimited audiobooks?

Yes, as many Audiobooks and Ebooks as you like with 20 downloaded on your account at any one time.

Is scribd a good deal?

Scribd has been in mentioned in major magazines and news articles about its great value. It offers unlimited audio books, Ebooks, sheet music, magazines and more for just a monthly subscription.

Can you share Scribd books?

Not in the sense that you can let someone else read what your reading. You can share the titles you are reading but anyone who wants to read must have a subscription to enjoy.

Can I read Scribd on Kindle?

No, it is not currently supported by kindle. Kindle does not allow 3rd party application. The popular e-ink or paper white technology of the Kindle is allowing Kindle to force users wanting the technology to sign-up with their own service. Other companies are creating similar devices such as Kobo or Nook.

Can Scribd books be downloaded?

Only to read on your app on the go. but you will still lose them once you have ended your subscription and re-connected to the internet.

Scribd Review

I like it, Kindle Unlimited and audible rolled into one at a low price. I checked to see if it had the books I am currently reading, I was happy to find a complete collection from JRR Tolkein for both ebooks and audiobooks.

However I'm also reading some book from a Youtuber I follow, and it is not available. I knew it wouldn't be, however it goes to show any smaller independent publishers are more likely to publish on one of the big Amazon companies as that is where the customers currently lay.

I decided to dig a little deeper and search for some classics, to my shock and horror no Harry Potter. Now I'm not a fan but I'm sure many people are. This makes me think there are likely to be many more holes in their library. What I recommend is before signing up is make a list of say 5-10 authors and/or books and search the library first, make sure they have what you want.

The other issue would be the lack of e-readers available. Do not panic there is an alternative to Kindle e-readers!

1. The Nook Tablet (about $39.99) - these are the cheapest version and have access to android market, meaning you will be able to use any book or audiobook service. However they do not have the beautiful paper white ink quality. I can't recommend due to the possibility of eye straining

2. Kobo Aura (about $125) - Very much the same in terms of look and feel from a kindle but with access to android. This Android ability makes it much more attractive giving you the choice of many different services beyond the restrictions of Amazon.

All negative points aside I still think it is great value, loads of big authors and unlimited reading all at a flat fee!

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