Scribd is expanding its eBook subscription service to include travel books. The company has partnered with guidebook publisher Lonely Planet and will make all of Lonely Planet’s guidebooks available through its monthly subscription service.
In addition to the partnership with Lonely Planet, Scribd has also added the travel books A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena de Blasi, Londoners by Craig Taylor and 1,000 Places to See Before You Die mini-series of guidebooks by Patricia Schultz to its collection. Scribd also revealed a new feature which gives readers the ability to bookmark pages within a book. The idea is to make things easier for travelers to find marked pages while they are on-the-go.
“Travel is the perfect category for e-books. Not only does having an e-book at one’s fingertips lighten a traveler’s load while on the go, Scribd offers a great value by enabling readers to access all of the Lonely Planet guides in one all-you-can-read subscription,” stated Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd. “Lonely Planet publishes some of my favorite travel guides, and I know our readers will appreciate having such an inspiring and trusted source available across all of their devices—Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire.”