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Old 06-11-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Simon & Schuster Signs E-book Deal with Scribd

From http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1244...ml#mod=testMod

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CBS Corp.'s Simon & Schuster book publishing arm has struck a deal to sell nearly 5,000 digital e-books on Scribd, Inc., a Web site that allows people to post and read documents online. Simon & Schuster said the works of such authors as Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, and former President Jimmy Carter will be available for sale on Scribd starting Friday.

More interesting info:
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The Simon & Schuster titles sold on the Scribd site can be read on a computer and saved as Adobe Acrobat files but can't be printed. The company says those Acrobat files can be read on the Sony's e-book Reader, but not on Amazon's Kindle. Scribd plans to soon release software that will enable the Scribd-purchased books to be read on Apple Inc.'s iPhone. Several thousand Simon & Schuster titles that haven't yet been published as e-books will be available for preview on Scribd via a search-and-browsing option. Readers will be able to buy the print edition of those books from Simon & Schuster directly or from various online retailers.
  • Scribd's iPhone reader app will be available for the iPhone soon. This app will allow searching within S&S pbooks as well.
  • If Scribd's PDFs can be read on the Sony Reader but not the Kindle DX, they've probably adopted Adobe's DRM. Is Adobe's DRM becoming a standard?
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