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Old 05-19-2009, 02:28 AM   #1
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Scribd turns into marketplace: enables DRM, offers exceptional deal for writers

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They will be offering an 80/20 profit-sharing deal in favor of writers. Writers will be able to charge whatever they want. In addition, Scribd will not force any content control (although they will have a piracy database and bounce copyrighted scans) and will let writers choose to encrypt their books with DRM or not.
Read it: http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?s...25247&from=rss

If they can properly set up the system - shouldn't be a challenge - this could mean a huge draw for writers, especially indie ones, with no publishers but even a big gun can decide (s)he will make more money...

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Old 05-19-2009, 02:53 AM   #2
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But they only offer PDF for download, I think. With Amazon I can get it on Kindle without conversion, AND potentially get in the AmazonEncore program and have it published for reals.
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Their store is up. From Sell on Scribd:
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In the Scribd Store, sellers can manage their digital rights seamlessly—choosing whether to make their works "View on Scribd only" "Download PDF," "Download PDF with DRM" or "Download ePub with DRM." The latter uses the free Adobe Digital Editions technology for reading and managing copy-protected content whether online or offline.
Note that they don't have a "Download ePub" (without DRM) option. They also have no way to find ePub documents (explore filetypes does not include ePub).
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