It’s no secret, I absolutely love to read. Although my reading tends to swing from a wide pendulum of sometimes I’m reading a lot and other times, I barely reading anything more than an occasional magazine. Nonetheless, reading remains one of my favorite past times. For the longest time I stuck to “real” books but several years ago I bit the bullet and purchased my first Kindle. (I still have that Kindle with the keyboard, too although I’ve since upgraded to another version). As a fan of holding an actual book in my hand, I wasn’t sure I could into the whole e-book craze. But oh, yes I did! I think my Kindle shelf has more books than the bookshelves in my house, which I’ve been attempting to weed through.
But thanks to the folks over at Ultimate Bundles, I was introduced to Scribd. As a purchaser of one of their bundles (I believe it was the Blogger Genius Toolkit bundle, but I could be wrong), one of the bonuses was a three month trial to Scribd.
What I Like About Scribd
1.) The Monthly membership includes both ebooks and audiobooks.
2.) Has a convenient app for both iPhone and Android. I happen to be an Andriod user.
3.) Large selection of books to choose from.
4.) You can use it offline
My favorite feature of Scribd is the ability to download a book to my cell phone and to listen to it in the car without using extra data. The app actually warns you if you try to listen to a book that hasn’t been previously downloaded.
Scribd Vs. Kindle
As an Amazon Prime member, I get a free book each month plus access to the Kindle lending library. But I find that several of the books I’ve been interested in reading was not included in the lending library. And for most of them, I have been able to find the audiobook available to listen to on Scribd. And Amazon does have its own monthly subscription plan called Kindle Unlimited, but it tends to be populated with primarily self-published books.
There you have it friends my new favorite app for reading on the go. Let me know if the comments what you’ve been reading lately?