Only a veracious reader would bother to pay a monthly fee for books. I remember when Scribd was more like the Wild West of sharing. Maybe, like many other companies, Scribd underestimated romance readers. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. That book comes under the Cheaters category. Maria BearMountainBooks 1 July, July 6, at

We romance readers are a voracious and very special audience — ask the librarians who love us! It was really informative so check it out at: So, if you want to not get paid, stick with Scribd. As was reported in The Digital Reader, Scribd pulled romance titles from their subscription service, because romance readers were reading far too many ebooks per […]. Even if it means less customers. Inability to use Scribd on an e-ink device was the only thing that saved me from getting sucked in. That is looking like a misread. They could — as someone else suggested in these comments — just turn into yet another e-book store, and find some other gimmick to attract buyers.

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It allows them to control their payouts relative to income. This might mean that longer books will become more profitable than shorter someonf for KU authors. Might be unrelated, but someone I spoke to who had two Carina Press titles on there a week ago, now only has one.

Or reading books on teen depression and such for a story I was working on. Inability to use Scribd on an e-ink device was the only thing that saved me from getting sucked in. Even with the free months, they still made money from me because I decided to keep my subscription going for a little longer. But what they are doing now is probably not that much different than they would have done in success. More specifically, Scribd is now pulling titles from what is probably its most read genre: Maybe, like many other companies, Scribd underestimated romance readers.

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Change the amount publishers and authors are being paid. They would have to renegotiate those contracts because they already agree to pay a certain way.

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Believe me, being a major Harlequin ho, I was tempted. They could—but contracts are already in place. Mayer sees it as a sign that subscription services might be in trouble.

It takes everyone a really shocking amount of time to really grasp how many books romance readers go through. About two years ago, there were tons of OOP books literally thousands of very very vintage romances available as documents shared by users. Christina Pereira July 12, at 8: I suspect much of the VC capital was raised with the assistance of the big publishers.

More notice would have been nice, though. That is less attractive to simeone reader. The culling has also hit authors and publisher who distribute through Draft2Digital.

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I read scads of them over one weekend. Their pricing and payment structure never sribd sense, other than to simply get readers to stop buying stuff at Amazon and shift into subscriptions. In retrospect that was a bad idea but everyone loved it at the time.

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Do they not understand how searches are supposed to work? Nate Hoffelder 30 June, July 7, at 5: Why are traditional published titles still evidently all still available? So they need to get their costs down and discrete sales up. Let alone books on blacksmiths.

They could — as someone else suggested in these comments — just turn into yet another e-book store, and find some other gimmick to attract someonee.

William is right when he says that SF readers are nowhere near as voracious as romance readers and there are far fewer of them. We will be making some adjustments, particularly to romance, and as a result some previously available titles may no longer be available.

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As you know, in starting Scribd, we bore the majority of the risk when establishing a business model that paid publishers the same amount as the retail model somdone each book read by a Scribd subscriber.

Maria BearMountainBooks 1 July, They are basically shooting themselves in the foot.

They need to become an ebook store. I cancelled KU go the books available were so limited. But giving people even fewer reasons to pay will only result in… gettting paid less.