Scribd Brings Readers World-Renowned "For Dummies" Reference Series

New Publishing Partner Wiley to Add 1,000 Reference Titles

Apr 30, 2014, 09:00 ET from Scribd

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scribd, an e-book subscription service featuring 300,000+ e-books ranging from contemporary bestsellers to beloved classics, today announced its expansion into educational reading with an unprecedented partnership with Wiley, the publisher of the world-renowned "For Dummies" reference series. The partnership makes 1,000 of Wiley's books immediately available as part of Scribd's monthly e-book subscription, positioning Scribd as an immediate destination for information-hungry consumers.

"Subscription e-books are a perfect fit for educational and instructional books. When learning a skill or teaching yourself something new, what could be more convenient than having all the information you need, right in your pocket?" said Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd.  "Scribd provides a great value by giving readers unlimited access to the most popular titles for one monthly price. The prospect of what this means for our readers is incredibly exciting." 

"We are excited to make our books available through Scribd's e-book subscription service with their international audience of 80 million users across all devices," said Peter Balis, Vice President, Business Development, Global Digital Books, with Wiley. "With Scribd, we look forward to reaching a whole new audience for Wiley titles and our authors." 

All Wiley titles are available immediately through Wiley's Scribd profile and on the homepage. Scribd's reference category will include all "For Dummies" as well as all other relevant books from Wiley and other informational guides.

Scribd's subscription service features books from over 900 publishers, including HarperCollins, Lonely Planet, Open Road Media, Sourcebooks and Workman. Available in 100 countries and 80 languages, Scribd is compatible across all iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices. Additionally, Scribd has more than 50MM documents and written works contributed by its community.

Scribd is a subscription service with premier books including New York Times bestsellers, classics, and reader favorites in every genre. Scribd also features millions of written works contributed by users around the world. Launched in 2007 by Trip Adler and Jared Friedman and backed by Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures, Scribd is one of the most influential websites in the world with more than 80 million active readers coming to the site every month.

Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley's Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. It brings to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders in business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, and education to serve these communities worldwide.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at

Becca Schwartz