About us

What is Scribd?

Scribd gives you access to millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, podcasts, and more — all in one place, for one price.

Our mission

To change the way the world reads.

Our core values

Read the transcript of From Our Founder video

Trip Adler, Founder & CEO

We launched as a simple way to publish any kind of written content on the web. Now, Scribd is keeping reading alive in the 21st century.

A brief history of Scribd

A few of our publishing partners

Other fun facts*

Transcript of From Our Founder

Trip (Co-Founder and CEO): Scribd’s vision is to change that the way the world reads. We launched Scribd as a simple way to publish any kind of written content on the web. The initial idea was inspired by my dad having a medical paper. He’s a doctor and he had a medical paper he wanted to publish, so we decided to build Scribd to help him publish his paper mor easily; because it used to take eighteen months to publish a medical paper. We started with user-contributed content and then we partnered with all the big publishers to add e-Books, and then we added audiobooks, and then we added magazines, newspapers. We even have sheet music in service. One thing I’m proud of is we’re really providing a great, new business model and distribution model for publishers and authors. Reading has been one of the most important forms of communication for thousands of years, really. It’s a really important way that people communicate deep, important thoughts and the way people learn and use their minds. In this current social media era, everyone is looking at really short-form content, and video and snaps and all that, and I think it’s more important than ever that reading stays alive. Hopefully, Scribd is keeping reading alive in the twenty-first century.

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