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Scribd Signs Deal With Simon and Schuster

Scribd Signs Deal With Simon and Schuster



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Scribd Signs Deal with Simon & Schuster To Showcase and Sell Thousands of eBooks and Printed Titles
Readers Can Browse Simon & Schuster 'Storefront' In Recently Launched Scribd Store
SAN FRANCISCO – June 12, 2009 –
Scribd, the world's largest socialpublishing company, and Simon & Schuster, a leading global publisher, todayannounced an agreement to sell Simon & Schuster eBooks in the Scribd Store,an e-commerce destination and publishing marketplace launched last month tocomplement Scribd's already-popular platform for users' sharing their writtenworks. At launch, nearly 5,000 Simon & Schuster eBook titles will be available onScribd for purchase and download, making them readable on Scribd.com,computer desktops and various mobile devices. The Simon & Schuster storefronton Scribd (www.scribd.com/Simon&Schuster) will include bestselling books fromauthors such as Stephen King, Dan Brown, Mary Higgins Clark, Chelsea Handler and Steve Martin. In addition, Simon & Schuster will also make thousands of printed titles available for preview with links to purchase from the Simon &Schuster website and other retailers."Simon & Schuster is a major force in book publishing and is again leading theindustry by recognizing the power of the social web to influence reading andbuying behavior," said Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd. "We're thrilled tooffer our users a one-stop solution for discovering, sharing and buying writtenworks of all kinds, including bestselling books by one of the world's toppublishers."“With millions of visitors and an extraordinary number of posted documents,Scribd has become an important destination for readers seeking writteninformation that is relevant to their lives,” said Ellie Hirschhorn, Executive VicePresident and Chief Digital Officer of Simon & Schuster. “We’re pleased to offer them this convenient, user-friendly option for discovering, sampling, andpurchasing Simon & Schuster books, any time and anywhere.”All works in the Scribd Store are added to Scribd’s Copyright ManagementSystem, an industry-leading technology that helps prevent the upload of unauthorized written works. Publishers like Simon & Schuster have the ability todetermine how works are read, including settings for “read only on Scribd.com,”“download” and “download with DRM." In addition, Scribd provides publisherswith the flexibility to experiment with pricing, which can be changed easily and atany time.
Starting today, readers will have access to the Simon & Schuster "storefront" inScribd Store, a special section of the website where they will be able to browseand purchase books by Simon & Schuster. The content also will be discoverableby browsing Scribd's categories such as "books" and "business"; throughkeyword searches on Scribd and popular search engines; and recommendationsmade by friends using Scribd's many social features, including Twitter andFacebook integration.Other Simon & Schuster books now available on Scribd include:
Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
He's Just Not That Into You (Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo)
We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land (Jimmy Carter)
The Bro Code (Barney Stinson, "How I Met Your Mother")
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (Chelsea Handler)
Born Standing Up (Steve Martin)
Chasing Harry Winston (Lauren Weisberger)
The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
Mommywood, sTORI Telling (Tori Spelling)
Pulitzer Prize winners: Angela's Ashes, The Old Man and the Sea, GoneWith the Wind
About Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is the world’s largest social publishing company with more than 60 million readers eachmonth. Scribd is changing the way people discover, share and sell original writings anddocuments on the Web. Its innovative document reader technology, iPaper, enables anyone toeasily upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint and other document types and share on Scribd.com or embed on thousands of other websites. Scribd is backed by Charles River Ventures, RedpointVentures, Paul Graham's Y Combinator, the Kinsey Hills Group and several prominent angelinvestors. For more information about Scribd, visit www.scribd.com.
About Simon & Schuster 
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interestpublishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages,across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster AdultPublishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For moreinformation, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com. 
Michelle LairdAdam RothbergScribd, Inc.Simon & Schuste503-705-4577212-698-1132michelle@scribd.comadam.rothberg@simonandschuster.com

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