eBook Distribution Powerhouse BookBaby Partners with Scribd, the "Social Network for Reading"

Scribd, the world's largest online library, will now include books by thousands of independent authors represented by BookBaby, making it easy for readers to access those titles from any web-enabled device.

PORTLAND, Ore., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BookBaby, already the largest eBook distribution network for independent authors, has announced the further expansion of its network through a new partnership with Scribd, the world's largest online library of stories, novels, essays, and more. Scribd, which has been called "the social network for reading," allows users to access a vast cloud-based library from any computer or mobile device.

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"Scribd is one of the best book-discovery tools out there, and I'm thrilled that BookBaby authors will now be able to leverage those features to sell more eBooks," says BookBaby president Brian Felsen. "Independent authors will now be included in Scribd's catalog, alongside the catalogs of over 150 publishers."

Scribd's iPaper technology (a rich document format similar to PDF) displays each title in its own web-based iPaper viewer, allowing users to embed the document on other websites and blogs while preserving its original format. Readers can sample up to 10% of an eBook for free, after which point they must pay to access the complete document — readable "in the cloud" from any computer or mobile device.

"Scribd has converted over a billion pages of written works into web-pages," says Felsen. "Over a million people visit Scribd every day to discuss business presentations, poetry, the latest best-sellers, and magazine articles. It's a huge community of avid and engaged readers — and now they'll be able to read and discuss the work of BookBaby's independent authors too."

In addition to Scribd, BookBaby's eBook distribution network includes Apple's iBookstore (for iPad), Amazon (for Kindle), Barnes & Noble (for Nook), Kobo, Copia, Sony Reader Store, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, eBookPie, and eSentral (the biggest eBook retailer in Asia). With BookBaby, independent authors keep 100% of the net revenue generated from their eBook sales. Visit BookBaby.com for more information about publishing your book for Scribd.

BookBaby is a leading eBook publishing company for independent authors. The company offers a full array of services including eBook formatting, cover design, and distribution, as well as short run book printing. BookBaby is part of the AVL Digital family of businesses, which also includes Disc Makers, CD Baby, and HostBaby.

For more information please contact:

Steven Spatz, Chief Marketing Officer   856-661-3373  sspatz@bookbaby.com

Media Contact: Steven Spatz BookBaby, 856-661-3373, SSpatz@bookbaby.com

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