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Scribd Launches Premium On-Demand Printing with HP's MagCloud, Blurb and Mimeo
Print Partnerships Offer Convenience and Choice to Consumers, Publishers SAN FRANCISCO – April 14, 2010 – Scribd, the largest social publishing and reading site in the world, today launched a suite of premium print options, enabling consumers to print business material, books, magazines and tens of millions of other written works and illustrations using print-on-demand services from HP’s MagCloud, Blurb and Mimeo. The launch is an important step toward making reading convenient and fun for consumers while also offering individual and professional publishers multiple distribution options. The news follows Scribd's recent mobile rollout. “We want people to be able to read in any form or device they choose,” said Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd. “Likewise, anyone can publish original content using the Scribd platform and distribute their work on the web, onto any mobile device and now, in print." For all Scribd documents enabled for printing, users can now choose to print commercialquality, four-color hard and soft cover works with no minimum requirements or upfront costs -- and directly from the convenience of their home or office. Printed and bound copies are shipped directly to the consumer from the selected partner. Because of the breadth of available content on the site, Scribd will offer print options based on document types and other criteria: HP's MagCloud offers self-publishers the ability to print in a magazine format; Blurb makes it easy to print affordable, professional-quality books; and, Mimeo provides overnight document printing. “The future of publishing leverages the web to bring consumers and content creators together in new and more meaningful ways,” said Andrew Bolwell, director, New Business Initiatives, HP. “HP’s MagCloud print-on-demand platform enables the Scribd community to bring their unique content to life in a glossy magazine format that is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly.” “Turning Scribd documents into book form will elevate the impact and importance of the content itself,” said Eileen Gittins, Founder and CEO of Blurb. “Books have a valuable and extremely long shelf life. We are pleased to bring Blurb’s creative printing solution to the Scribd community, enabling users to Bookify™ their documents into affordable, professional quality books.” -more-
! 2-2-2 Scribd’s community has uploaded and shared tens of millions of free and for-purchase written documents, including business papers, research reports, graduate theses, legal filings, creative writing, books, newspapers and more. For more information about Scribd and its premium print offerings visit www.scribd.com.
About Scribd, Inc. Scribd is the largest social publishing and reading site in the world with more than 50 million readers each month. We've made it incredibly simple for anyone to share and discover informative, entertaining and original written content on the web and mobile devices. Our vision is to liberate the written word, to connect people and organizations with the information and ideas that matter most to them. Our innovative document reader technology has lowered the barriers to publishing by enabling anyone to easily upload and share their work in any file format, including PDF, Word, PowerPoint and EPUB. Scribd is a venturebacked company based in San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://www.scribd.com.