I Just Signed Up For A Scribd Subscription: Is It Worth It?

You’re darn tootin’.

Especially if you are a writer looking to get their work out there. From personal experience, I experienced a great number more reads on Scribd.com than on Writerscafe, Goodreads, or Smashwords.

What to mention the ridiculous amount of literature to be found on there. I had a list, compiled from a bunch of sites, of weird and wonderful sci-fi masterpieces to track down… books that were a little beyond the pale, books that reshaped your neural networks, or just works of the magnificently weird.

Within ten minutes, I had tracked down about 60% of them.

The simple fact is that Scribd has more users than any of those other sites listed above.

Oh by the way, here’s my profile… if you’re on there too, hit me with a follow and I’ll do the same in return.

https://www.scribd.com/bc_beats

The drawback of Scribd, much like a lot of other sites, is the lack of social networking that happens on the site itself. Users need to get more active following, commenting, messaging etc, and of course reading each others’ works.

I personally am going to start combing every nook and cranny of Scribd, looking for the weird, the wonderful, and especially the undiscovered. I am very close to starting something I’ve been thinking about for a while. The Digital Tacos Raw Talent Weekly… where I find a new author with no published works and feature their work for a week.

At this stage, I’m pretty small so the reach is limited… but I like the idea of featuring completely undiscovered talent.

Comment below with your nominations, friends, or even your own work that you think is worth a look! If I take a liking, I’ll feature it on the blog!!!!

Love to hear from you.

Oh and while you’re at it, if you haven’t already checked out Scribd, (as a writer and / or reader of great literature) you owe it to yourself to do so…

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