Publish and sell your book on Scribd

Publish on Scribd and enjoy special promotional opportunities and reach over a million paying customers. Their subscription model allows you to target hungry readers who can’t wait to read your ebooks. Authors who distribute to Scribd through PublishDrive can earn up to 55% of the ebook’s list price.

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About Scribd
Scribd is an ebook and audiobook subscription service that includes over one million paying customers. Their website visitor number surpasses 100,000,000 visitors every month. Today’s consumers want on-demand content, even when it comes to books. With Scribd’s online subscription service, millions of readers worldwide have unlimited access to ebooks in all their favorite genres. Read more
Why publish on Scribd?
Subscription reading services are popular among avid readers. Many of them are Kindle owners or read through the Kindle app as an Amazon Prime member. But as a self-published author, don’t let the Kindle store be your only option as there are many other readers in the US and also, internationally who prefer to have unlimited books without a Kindle device. Scribd is a great choice with over 1mn paying customers and with over 100,000,000 website visitors a month to expand your sales globally.
You cannot do it alone
Scribd is always looking for great new ebooks and audiobooks to add to their digital content collection. While they don’t allow authors to directly self-publish to their platform, they are partnered up with us to expand their digital library. Sign up for PublishDrive today to start distributing ebooks to Scribd.
Promotional opportunities
Scribd has not just a wide reach, but it has a financially attractive business model with great marketing opportunities. Whenever a Scribd member reads or listens to a certain percentage of your book, you’ll get paid as if it were a sale. Authors who distribute to Scribd through PublishDrive can earn up to 55% of the ebook’s list price. Authors also have access to great exclusive promotional opportunities for FREE. Every month, Scribd curates a list of books in special categories, such as New Releases. Authors can submit their titles for a chance to be featured in these promotional lists.
How to Publish on Scribd?
Sign up to PublishDrive and publish on Scribd. Our team works hard to make the publishing process easier for authors and publishers. Also, we make your books gets the right operational support from our world-class support team.
Step 2: Upload your book
Step 3: Follow PublishDrive’s instructions to start publishing on Scribd

Authors who distribute ebooks to Scribd through PublishDrive don’t need to purchase an ISBN, making the publishing process easy and accessible for everyone.


PublishDrive’s analytics is super transparent. Enjoy the benefits of having a sales dashboard for your books where you can filter based on territories, stores or any other datasets.


Set up your book on preorder for a year from now on Scribd to start marketing with PublishDrive early on. You do not need the final content materials for the upload -- only placeholders for your cover and content file. Prepare your team of reviewers and get as much feedback as possible before the official launch date!


Non-fiction books and sheet music are bestsellers on Scribd. Another reason to publish your Kindle book on other subscription services.

Published your books on Scribd already? No need to worry. PublishDrive can handle your books.
Keep all your reviews and rankings with Scribd when you switch your titles to PublishDrive. Maximize your income and enjoy a hassle-free transition with PublishDrive. All your favorite retail stores managed in one place.
Scribd promotional options tailored for your books
Every month, Scribd curates a list of books in special categories, such as ‘New Releases’ or ‘Holiday Survivals’. Authors can submit their titles through PublishDrive for a chance to be featured in these promotional lists. So your books will be not just more visible to readers, but instantly gets better discoverability in the store!
These promotional options are mostly open for English titles. But in late 2019, Scribd started to offer these opportunities for Spanish titles through PublishDrive. This was their first attempt to support other languages with better visibility in stores. Scribd is constantly improving its international presence, so stay tuned for more updates for other languages as well!
About PublishDrive
PublishDrive is a self-publishing platform helping thousands of authors and publishers. We support you to distribute books worldwide, market strategically and achieve success on your own terms. We’d love for you to join us.
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