Scribd has been a go-to site for sharing documents on the web for years now, but today, the site is making a major pivot: it’s launching an ebook rental service that’s built right into its existing platform. The site will still have the same functions as before, allowing users to host, share, and read documents — but those have always by and large been open for anyone to read. Now, Scribd is also home to the majority of HarperCollins’ US catalog of books, which will only be accessible through a $8.99 per month subscription. It’ll be selling the books too, including a number of titles that aren’t available to rent.
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