Scribd's E-Book Subscription Service, Now With Audiobooks

Technology startups are trying to unclench Amazon’s iron grip on the book business, one finger at a time. The latest effort comes courtesy of Scribd, a seven-year-old San Francisco company that, for $8.99 a month, offers unlimited access to a catalog of some 500,000 e-books, including titles from major publishers like HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.

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