Scribd Changes Audiobook Model

By Dianna Dilworth 

Scribd has updated its e-book subscription service for audiobooks.

Beginning on September 20, the company will begin offering a rotating catalog of audiobooks available for unlimited listening made available through special publishing partnerships. These titles will be updated on a monthly basis. In addition, Scribd is moving to a credit-based system that offers monthly subscribers access to one free audiobook a month to access audiobooks that are not part of these promotions.

“This change will not only allow us to continue to grow our audiobook catalog in a sustainable way, but will also allow us to focus on even more content deals and offerings we know you’ll love,” explained Scribd CEO Trip Adler in a blog post.