Simon & Schuster partners with Scribd for digital

Amazon's Kindle has been in the news a lot lately, with the introduction of the new Kindle DX and its plans for the...

Amazon's Kindle has been in the news a lot lately, with the introduction of the new Kindle DX and its plans for the newspaper industry. But today's headlines focused on another digital company, Scribd, and its partnership with Simon & Schuster, which publishes authors including Jodi Picoult and Suzy Welch. The New York Times reports:
“We are interested in getting our books in front of consumers in as many formats and distribution platforms as possible,” said Ellie Hirschhorn, chief digital officer of Simon & Schuster.

Unlike Amazon, which sets the retail price for its e-books and sells them in its own proprietary Kindle format, Scribd is offering publishers considerably more control over how their digital titles are sold.

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