Scribd to Add Mobile Apps, eReader Access

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Scribd, the eBook social network, is about to unveil mobile apps as well as functionality on the site itself that would send Scribd content to eReader devices like Kindle, Nook, and Sony, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.

The mobile apps will be the standard iPhone/ Android fare, which will allow users to login to Scribd via the app. More interesting is the functionality that will allow Scribd readers to send eBooks on the Scribd site to their Kindles. There will be a “send to Kindle” button that will utilize the user’s Kindle email address (which charges the user $.15) to wirelessly send the eBook to the Kindle. Nook and Sony users will have to drag and drop via USB.

And here’s the most interesting part, again from the WSJ article:

This month, Scribd is also creating software that could be used by device makers to embed the ability to search, browse and read Scribd content into their e-readers. Irex Technologies BV, which makes a line of e-readers sold at Barnes & Noble, says it is exploring adding that software into its device.

Lookout for those Kindle apps!