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Scribd Signs eBook Deal With Top Global Publisher Wiley Press Release

Scribd Signs eBook Deal With Top Global Publisher Wiley Press Release

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Scribd Signs eBook Deal with Top Global Publisher Wiley; Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books, University of Chicago Press Also Join More than 150 Publishing Companies Now on Scribd
Scribd Signs eBook Deal with Top Global Publisher Wiley; Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books, University of Chicago Press Also Join More than 150 Publishing Companies Now on Scribd

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Scribd Signs eBook Deal with Top Global Publisher Wiley
Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books, University of Chicago Press Also Join More than 150 Publishing Companies Now on Scribd 
 
SAN FRANCISCO – December 15, 2009 – 
Scribd, the world's largest social publishingcompany with more than 50 million readers each month, has entered an agreement with topglobal publisher John Wiley and Sons, Inc. to market and sell thousands of popular eBooksthrough the Scribd Store, Scribd's e-commerce marketplace. Wiley titles will include the For Dummies series, Frommer's travel guides and CliffsNotes study guides.Scribd also recently signed agreements with Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books andUniversity of Chicago Press. They join the more than 150 professional publishers that arenow selling in the Scribd Store. Sterling Publishing is a leading publisher of non-fiction books and a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. Its multiple imprints include Hearst Books, which publishes popular brands Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Vogue.In 2009 alone, the Scribd community uploaded and shared more than five million free andfor-purchase works, ranging from research papers to storyboards. Books accounted for one of the fastest growing content categories; more than 200,000 books are published on Scribdannually at the current rate. That number is expected to more than quadruple in 2010. Bycomparison, the U.S. book industry published 275,232 books in 2008, or 3 percent less thanthe previous year. (source:Bowker )"We're thrilled to have Wiley, a venerable brand, and so many other publishers join theScribd community," said Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd. "Our goal is to bringcontent creators and readers together in the best and most convenient way possible whilegiving professional publishers an additional revenue stream and control over how their content is consumed on the web, mobile devices and other platforms."Scribd launched its Scribd Store earlier this year to offer professional publishers andindependent writers and artists an option for selling their works. Scribd users include tens of millions of avid readers and information-seekers, best-selling authors, media companies suchas The New York Times and The Huffington Post and publishing companies such as Simon& Schuster, Random House, Workman Publishing Co., Harvard University Press and TheMIT Press.-more-

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