Scribd - Reading Subscription

Scribd - Reading Subscription

By Scribd

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2012-08-07
  • Current Version: 8.12.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 183.94 MB
  • Developer: Scribd
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 24,103 Ratings


Scribd gives you access to an unlimited* number of the best books, audiobooks, magazines, documents, and more. We make it easy for you to stay informed, discover new passions, and feed your curiosity. No matter what you’re looking for, Scribd is the only reading app you need. Explore trending topics, get personalized recommendations, or check out collections hand-picked by business leaders, tastemakers, and our editors. Membership includes monthly access to an unlimited number of the best books, audiobooks, documents, and magazines. FEATURES • Access an unlimited number of the best books and audiobooks, including award winners and bestsellers in every genre. • Access to articles from Bloomberg Businessweek, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Foreign Policy, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, ELLE, ESPN, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, New York Magazine, and more. • Access to select articles from The Associated Press, NPR, the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. • Unlimited access to the world’s largest document library, which includes official government reports, academic dissertations, detailed scientific studies, and more. • Unlimited access to a selection of books and audiobooks, hand-chosen by our editors. • Download titles to enjoy at any time, even without an internet connection. • Sync across all of your devices. • Our membership is a monthly subscription that starts at $8.99 which automatically renews unless the subscription is canceled at least 24 hours prior to the next billing date. Our privacy policy can be found at Our terms of use can be found at





    By Erika_Chicharita
    I like this service, but the app is awful! You pay for your member ship and are promised books you have saved on that date, but then 2 or 3 days later the books that had been available are all the sudden in available till the next month when you pay for it again! That annoying when you are paying for the services and those services are getting denied, and now you can only download a certain amount of books? Or the booms become completely unavailable like they are no longer on there website because they got ride of them when they really didn’t get rid of them, there just not available to you. I’m paying for the services so I should be able to download as many as I wanna listen to at a time, not be limited because if you click on too many they disappear and won’t be able till the next month when your payment goes in! ITS FRUSTRATING!
  • I’m having a lot of problems

    By Robgrw
    I agree with you it’s getting worse I have gone through this every month since August my books in August we’re gonna be ready September 9 and then I get to 9 September and they’re gonna be ready October 10 and October 10 they’re going to be ready on November 9 and I’m getting nowhere I’m not getting much use out of this app plus now my problem is it won’t open anymore it keeps wanting me to be a member again and I’m already a member I think scribd has got a lot of work to do on their software. They also do not have telephone support they have email support you send off the email with the pertinent question to get fixed right now and it could be two or three days before you hear back and then you have to answer a few questions for them before they email you a answer MAYBE George
  • Not cool

    By Jojohill27
    The app takes my downloaded books and says unavailable until whatever date which makes no sense because I just had that book downloaded I'm not going to keep paying for this to keep happening now almost 3/4 if my library was taken this keeps happening I would like to know why and how it keeps taking books I have downloaded away this is rediculus I love the app it is great but this is frustrating beyond a few times it happens every billing cycle
  • Unlimited reading is a lie

    By Monicathewriter
    Sigh. I hate giving bad reviews. Let me start out by saying that I read a LOT. When I’m not in school, I read 8-10 books a month. I just listen to books all the time — on the go, when I’m cooking or cleaning, etc. I’ve used Overdrive and Audible for years and have always wanted to look into a new subscription service. So when I learned about Scribd I was ecstatic! Audible is expensive, and I was sick of waiting for titles to be available for me at the library. The books I read are mostly new releases and they have long waits. I was wrapping presents and opened up my Scribd to start listening to a new book—and I discovered that all of the audiobooks (except four) that I’d saved weren’t available until my next payment. When I looked into this, I learned that Scribd literally throttles the titles you listen to. If you’re listening to too many titles per month, they hold all of your saved titles for until your next payment date. So basically their “unlimited” is a total lie. They say “it’s unlimited because you can listen to whatever you want in our library!” And that because it’s not based on the credit system it’s technically unlimited. It’s not. I’m not sure if I’ll keep my membership. I’m pretty upset with this company. They’re lying to customers by saying it’s unlimited, when in fact it’s VERY limited. So, voracious readers, be wary. You’ll be limited.
  • Bait and switch

    By Astral Honey
    What they mean by “unlimited” is that you can only listen to 2 books per month before you’ve reached your limit. Kind of lame to bill something as unlimited when there are in fact limits. Highly misleading. Honesty goes a long way in securing brand loyalty. Update: As someone who listens to audiobooks while they work a very boring desk job, I was attracted to the idea of a Spotify like service that was for audiobooks. Like the library, but where you pay a monthly fee so you don’t have to wait for media to become available. I’m impatient so that’s one of the biggest drawbacks to using the library. However, setting a threshold of two books before you “throttle” your customers offers really no benefits to paying for this service. If I’m just going to have to listen to unpopular, self published, and open source books then I will use the library...for free. I would actually be willing to pay more for Scribd if it meant that I could actually listen to an unlimited number of books per month. Maybe offering a variety of subscription plans would be better than punishing your “more voracious readers,” because punishing people for wanting to read MORE is just about the saddest thing ever.
  • Great app

    By malian609
    I enjoy this app it saves a lot of money buying a book off ebook off amazon or a regular paper back book i can jump from book to book and don’t have to worry about the cost
  • All of my older saved items are missing.

    By GratiaPlena9
    I have been with Scribd since January 2015. I purchased and saved many books, and bought many with the monthly credits now ALL of those books are missing. THIS IS EXTREMELY UNFAIR!!! Wow! UPDATE: NOTE TO THE DEVELOPERS AND SUPPORT, regarding their response, NO I DO NOT HAVE 2 ACCOUNTS! I have one account same user name, email and password! One account!!
  • Awful awful awful awful awful

    By ago forth
    I guess I technically can’t even rate this app because it REFUSES TO WORK on my phone. I am unable to listen to or download any of the audiobooks on this app. When I try, it begins to download and then stops. When I contact customer support, their only response is that my WiFi connection is not strong enough—my internet speed is over 500mbps which is 100% strong enough to download an audiobook, I know because I’ve done so on other audiobook subscription services! This app is INCREDIBLY frustrating and deserves 0/5 stars from me.
  • Not unlimited

    By TheRealPorky
    The app is both unlimited and not. Scribd really should explain this better and ensure people see this detail when subscribing. You get unlimited access but if you continue within 1 series you will eventually reach a limit set for a 1 month period. This is annoying in the sense that you pay for “unlimited” but I’ve found it to force me to branch out more and find new books that I may not otherwise look at. If it were truly unlimited I would give 5*.
  • Not Unlimited

    By Brandi J.
    Before a week is up in each month, my audiobook selection is limited. I typically can’t listen to more than two audiobooks before I’m throttled. Books sometimes even become unavailable while I’m in the middle of listening to them. My search results are also limited which is especially frustrating since I decide which books to use credits on in audible based on what is available on Scribd. Plus, I like to save titles I want to read even if I can’t listen until the following subscription period. When I contacted customer service to at least find out what my limit is and to find out why I can’t even see full search results, I was told there’s no specific number and that it’s out of their hands. I’ve been a subscriber for years and have truly loved the service before their new, almost fraudulent, tactics. I’m filing a complaint with the BBB.