Scribd - Reading Subscription

Scribd - Reading Subscription

By Scribd

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2012-08-07
  • Current Version: 8.9.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 180.67 MB
  • Developer: Scribd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 20,710 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Scribd - Reading Subscription App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Based on 20,710 App Reviews
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Scribd - Reading Subscription App Details

Scribd gives you access to an unlimited* number of the best books, audiobooks, magazines, documents, and more. We make it easy for you to stay informed, discover new passions, and feed your curiosity. No matter what you’re looking for, Scribd is the only reading app you need. Explore trending topics, get personalized recommendations, or check out collections hand-picked by business leaders, tastemakers, and our editors. Membership includes monthly access to an unlimited number of the best books, audiobooks, documents, and magazines. FEATURES • Access an unlimited number of the best books and audiobooks, including award winners and bestsellers in every genre. • Access to articles from Bloomberg Businessweek, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Foreign Policy, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, ELLE, ESPN, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, New York Magazine, and more. • Access to select articles from The Associated Press, NPR, the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. • Unlimited access to the world’s largest document library, which includes official government reports, academic dissertations, detailed scientific studies, and more. • Unlimited access to a selection of books and audiobooks, hand-chosen by our editors. • Download titles to enjoy at any time, even without an internet connection. • Sync across all of your devices. • Our membership is a monthly subscription that starts at $8.99 which automatically renews unless the subscription is canceled at least 24 hours prior to the next billing date. Our privacy policy can be found at http://www.scribd.com/privacy Our terms of use can be found at http://www.scribd.com/terms

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Scribd - Reading Subscription App Reviews

  • Best Reading/Audiobook Service...hands down!

    5
    By Kelli-be
    I used to have audible And use the NOOK app and the Kindle app and download the books I purchased from them this is only 899 a month and it provides so many books and so many audiobooks..It is my go to service now!
  • Not working properly since latest update and throttled account

    1
    By InvokeProvokeEvoke
    I don’t know what going on with the latest update, but the app is having a really hard time remembering which books I removed from Saved, proceeds to try to download them, and then completely shuts down when I try to remove them again. Open app again only to have the process begin all over again. Very frustrating. Also, I’ve noticed that my account is throttled after listening to only a few books. When my month begins, I go in and save the titles (but do not download them immediately) so that I have a list to choose from. After listening to a few books, the rest of the books are suddenly not available until the next month. This is not unlimited listening. Very disappointing.
  • Perfection❤️🙏🏾

    5
    By Khanazie
    This app is amazing!!! I needed some way to look at art books since I couldn’t afford to buy any ( like most students ) and the free trial alone gave me so many documents and books to look at. Some other reviews complain about the audiobooks having a limit, but as far as my experience, where I used everything other than audiobooks ( reference books, regular books to read, documents and textbooks ) it was perfect. Highly recommend for anyone who needs books but can’t really buy them
  • ☹️💔 try hibooks, it’s unlimited audio for real!

    1
    By ktb224
    Update 10/2018- Canceled my subscription and found another app HIBOOKS it’s the same price $9 per month and you actually get unlimited access to audiobooks...like good ones! So far this month, I’ve listened to 8. They were all relatively new and several are current best sellers. Regardless of what Scribd says, you can NOT listed to an unlimited number of audiobooks. You can listen to maybe two before they all become unavailable until your next billing cycle. I canceled my subscription and because this other app is so great, I also reduced my monthly audible subscription! Update again: No, the article does not shed any light as to why I was allowed to listen to two books and now can not listen to anything until the next billing cycle. I can honestly say at first I was not angry, but after this as a response, I definitely am. Not sure who thought this would clear things up because it doesn’t actually say anything... You might notice that some books and audiobooks in your saved titles list are not immediately available. We recently fixed a bug that may have affected titles you’d saved on Scribd. Don’t worry, you’ll still get a chance to read these books! These limits are temporary. Our goal was to make the bug fix as least disruptive as possible so that you wouldn’t notice much of a difference in your Scribd experience. We’ve heard your feedback that we did not accomplish this goal. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope we can provide clarity for you on why this fix needed to be made. The reason we include an asterisk next to unlimited* is because we must occasionally and temporarily limit the available library on Scribd to pay publishers and authors fairly for their work in a way that’s sustainable. The bug that will be fixed bypassed the restrictions that appeared elsewhere in our service when a book or audiobook was added to your saved titles list. Please know that we are constantly working with our publishing partners to reach agreements that will allow us to make as much content as possible available to our members while we continue to fairly compensate authors. Update: I would complain about poor customer service, but since my inquiries have been ignored I guess maybe nonexistent would be more accurate. I am so sad because this seemed so promising. This subscription is not unlimited. I listened to 2 books. Neither book was a best seller and both had been released before 2010. Now I’m CUT OFF until the next billing cycle?! First, I’ve read the TOS several times while waiting for a response from customer service. It seems intentionally vague regarding “unlimited” use. I’ve listened to 2 books and now all of a sudden nothing is available for a month? How can you advertise unlimited and then consider 2 books excessive use? I found this in the fine print... “For a small percentage of Scribd users who consume an unusual volume of materials, not every book or audiobook in the library will be immediately available. Scribd reserves and shall have the right in its sole discretion to add, modify, withdraw or delay at any time any particular Scribd Commercial Content from access by you for any reason including, without limitation, based on the costs generated to Scribd by such content or the nature of your use of the Scribd.com website. Scribd makes no guarantee as to the availability of specific titles or the timing of their availability.” There is NO WAY that listening to 2 non-new release/non-bestseller books equals, “consuming an unusual volume of materials.” Could someone please define what Scribd means by ‘unusual volume’? I’m also wondering what they consider a ‘small percentage.’ When I read that, I think single digits, but with so many reviews complaining of this I am wondering what you really mean. Please someone clarify! I like the app and I really can’t bring myself to believe that Scribd would intentionally mislead customers by advertising unlimited listening but the whole time be thinking we’ll stop them after 2 books because anything more than 1 is just an unusual volume for a person. I hope it’s some kind of mistake. I did add lots of tags to titles, but tagging something surely wouldn’t count against your unlimited reading limit? I tagged books as want-to-read, already read, maybe want to read, don’t want to read, new series, etc. but I did not download or listen to those books and some I have no intention to. I tagged over 50 books, maybe excessive, but if tagging limits what you can read tell us or don’t give us the option to create them! I can’t imagine any reason why I would be cut off after 2 books. If there is a limit, be upfront about it. When I saw unlimited I thought, this is great, I can go outside of my comfort zone and take a change and listen to book knowing that if after a few chapters if it isn’t for me, then I’m not out anything but a little time. I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed, especially since I have contacted customer service a few times with zero response. I see some reviews getting a response, hopefully that will be thbe case for me. For now, I will stick with the app Libby (Overdrive)-free audiobooks from the library. It’s pretty great except sometimes you have to put a book on hold, especially new releases because the library only have so many digital copies to lend, but they do let you see where you are in line so that’s cool. They don’t claim to let you listen to an unlimited number of books per month either, your limit is 35.
  • So many to choose from!

    5
    By Rschmeidler
    I am so grateful for this app vs. Audible! It is easier to use from ANY of my devices. There is a tremendous selection of not only audible books but print, mags, etc. and more affordable to boot!
  • Love it best thing EVER❤️❤️❤️

    5
    By sorry to bother you
    I love this app it is just what a book nerd like me needs that an I make minimum wage and it's not that expensive so yay!!! ☺️
  • Great selection but availability issues

    1
    By slimp862000
    I have been listening to about a dozen different authors over the past 3-4 years I’ve been subscribed here. Originally I was extremely happy with the unlimited plan they had. When they switched to the credit based plan I wasn’t so happy but I re-listened some of the ones I’ve already heard. When they swapped back I was happy to hear it but now I’m extremely unhappy because their “unlimited books and audiobooks” has limits. I am in the middle of a series, just finished one book and ready to start the next and see the “available on xx/xx/2018” at the top of my selection. Ok that’s less than a week away I will wait. The next month 2 weeks past my payment it happens again but it over 3 weeks till it’s available. Now this month I just made my payment last week and am getting that message again. I have contacted support and get the runaround about availability and access but that’s not my problem I pay my money for UNLIMITED and expect it.
  • “Soon available”

    3
    By Fgcddhbdcbm
    For the most part, I really love this app. I work at a bookstore and I still recommend it to people. The last couple weeks, though, have gotten frustrating. For example, I had a book downloaded and about to be read this morning- and now it’s an “available soon” book? It seems completely random. I understand that with contracts and stuff, some books aren’t available right away, but why take away one that WAS available and tell me I can’t read it until next month?
  • Limited choice

    1
    By Alfjrovg
    I also loved this APP at first but now find that most of the books I want to listen to are not available until next month. It certainly does seem like there are limits to the number of recent/new books you can listen to monthly, despite their claims otherwise. When I called, the customer service rep pretty much said “ I’m sorry, that’s how it works.” I guess I’m more used to Audible and their fantastic customer service. I’m going to give it another month in the hopes this will change if enough people complain about the false advertising of unlimited listening. On a side note, I also find the reverse/ forward functions to be very slow and irritating to use but am hopeful that a bug fix in a future update will improve these functions.
  • Books suddenly become unavailable!

    2
    By 7 month user zxy
    I originally thought this was a great app with unlimited access for a flat fee. But you line up your reading list and get excited about your next book and then it’s suddenly unavailable for a month! Not easy for anyone in a book club when the book needs to be read by a certain date. So I have to buy it to get access through another service. I was going to recommend this to my friends after first signing up but then this happened. Also beware because many books I chose ended up being abridged versions which, as an avid reader, I have no interest in.

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