The Scribd reading platform is today launching a new original content program called Scribd Originals, a long-term content experiment with notable authors such as Roxane Gay and Garrett Graff. The stories will be available exclusively to Scribd subscribers such as e-books and audiobooks.
The company's first offer will be launched today: Mueller's War by Graff. He is known for books such as The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War which analyzed the mandate of then FBI Director Robert Mueller in the agency, and Raven Rock: The history of the secret plan of the US government . UU to save himself – While the rest of us die, dealing about the plans of the United States government to protect high-level government officials in case of a catastrophic attack. This first work will follow Mueller's time as an American Marine during the Vietnam War, and is based on his May 2018 piece for Wired "The untold story of Robert Mueller's combat time" . In addition to Gay and Graff, Scribd announced that he has also signed authors such as Hilton Als, Paul Theroux, Peter Heller and Mark Seal.
Scribd's originals seem to reflect what platforms like Audible have been doing in recent years: they create long, original works that are only available to subscribers. Scribd says that his pieces will be exclusive to his subscribers, and that they will fit in the space between a long history of the magazine and an extensive work that "has no place in the traditional publishing market". He also says that the originals "will cover several genres" and will be recommended to readers based on their reading habits.
Scribd was originally founded as a platform for sharing documents, and has since been transformed into a subscription reading platform. For $ 8.99 a month, readers can read from an unlimited number of books in the site's content library (although Scribd says that people who abuse the feature will be limited), which includes e-books, audiobooks, and graphic novels, as well as The New York Times . Earlier this year, Scribd announced that it had surpassed the million subscriber mark.