December 15, 2009, 12:00 AM

Social and e-commerce site Scribd to offer John Wiley and Sons e-books

Scribd and book publisher John Wiley and Sons announced today an agreement whereby Scribd will sell the publisher’s e-books. Scribd also announced deals with Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books and University of Chicago Press.

Zak Stambor

Managing Editor

Scribd, an online commerce and social destination, and book publisher John Wiley and Sons Inc. announced today an agreement whereby Scribd will sell the publisher’s e-books. Wiley is the publisher of the For Dummies series of books as well as Frommer`s travel guides and CliffsNotes.

Scribd also announced deals with Barnes & Noble imprint Sterling Publishing, Chronicle Books and University of Chicago Press. Scribd now has more than 150 professional publishers selling in the Scribd Store.

Readers can find content by browsing Scribd’s categories, performing keyword searches, and through recommendations made by friends using Scribd’s many social features, including Twitter and Facebook integration.

"Our goal is to bring content creators and readers together in the best and most convenient way possible while giving professional publishers an additional revenue stream and control over how their content is consumed on the web, mobile devices and other platforms," says Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd.

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