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Getting Started With Scribd

Getting Started With Scribd

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For the family historian, genealogical and historical societies and the genealogical community at large, Scribd offers not only an affordable way to distribute your publications but also a great way to get noticed. This guide introduces the Scribd platform, walks you through the setup process and demonstrates how to upload and manage your documents.
For the family historian, genealogical and historical societies and the genealogical community at large, Scribd offers not only an affordable way to distribute your publications but also a great way to get noticed. This guide introduces the Scribd platform, walks you through the setup process and demonstrates how to upload and manage your documents.

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Getting Started w  ith Scribd
Scribd is an online publishing platform available to anyone at nocharge. Users can publish original writings, government agencies canpost public documents and anyone can sell electronic books usingScribd. These publications can be read online or downloaded inseveral formats. They can even be embedded on web sites/blogs. Allpublications are indexed by the major search engines and the socialfeatures included in the platform are helping to build a virtual versionof the local bookstore.For the family historian, genealogical and historical societies and thegenealogical community at large, Scribd offers not only an affordableway to distribute your publications but also a great way to get noticed.This guide introduces the Scribd platform, walks you through the setupprocess and demonstrates how to upload and manage yourdocuments.
What’s Inside . . .
Create Your User Account 3Meet Your Neighbors 4Start Publishing 6
Copyright and DMCA 7Upload Your File 8
Managing Your Documents 11Selling Your Work 14Resources 16
 
Scribdbrings readers, writers and reading together in an elegantlysimple platform. Your first visit will display a screen similar to the oneshown here, spotlighting the latest additions as well as featuredpublications. While most of the works published at Scribd are free toread and download, Scribd users can now offer their works for sale atthe Scribd Store. A growing number of commercial publishers are offeringelectronic versions of their booksthrough the store too. This not onlygives us an easy opportunity to find e-books, but attracts others to Scribd whomight also find our publications too.Businesses are using the platform topublish white papers, brochures anduser guides. Government agencies arepublishing budgets, draft legislation andmany other public documents. Thereare books, magazines, newsletters andany number of other publicationsavailable here.For the family historian, this providesa free platform for publishing familyhistories, biographical sketches,transcribed records, digital scrapbooks and any number of otherdocuments related to your research. You can choose to make apublication available to the public or kept private - visible only to
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those you want to see them. Societies and associations can distributenewsletters and maintain archives of documents - either freelyaccessible or for purchase.By taking advantage of the social tools included in Scribd’s platform,both individuals and associations can build groups around specifictopics or geographical areas to help others find information to supporttheir research.
Create Your User Account
Your first step is to set up a freeaccount at Scribd. From the front page,enter your email address and apassword, then click the
Sign Up
 button. You’ll be taken to a pagedisplaying other Scribd users who youcan choose to subscribe to (similar tofollowing someone on Twitter). At thebottom of the page is a button allowingyou to skip to the next step which is toauthorize access to your address bookto find your friends who are already onScribd. I suggest you skip that step also.Now you arrive at your profile pagewhere you can build your profile.
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