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Scribd Alternatives

A hugely popular platform for readers, Scribd provides subscription-based access to a massive, evolving library of books, graphic novels and even audiobooks. There are some free alternatives though Scribd covers much more ground in content.

Scribd has the benefit of being available online and through mobile apps. A few alternatives offer the same, some are simply web-based. Some actually offer desktop apps as well for Mac, Windows or Linux.

Some apps like Google Play Books provide very helpful features like built-in translations and file searching. While the service is different from Scribd in that purchases are made on a one-off basis per book, the features are noteworthy in considering alternatives.

Scribd alternatives are mainly eBook Readers but may also be eBook Libraries or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Scribd.
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    Project Gutenberg

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

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    Most users think Project Gutenberg is a great alternative to Scribd.
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    Google Play Books

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Google Play Books lets you search, preview, and buy millions of books using Google Book Search. Books in the public domain and certain copyrighted books can be read and downloaded in their entirety for free.

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    Some users think Google Play Books is a great alternative to Scribd, some don't.


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    Issuu

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers.

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    Almost everyone thinks Issuu is a great alternative to Scribd.
  4. Apple Books is the single destination for all the books you love, and the ones you’re about to. Browse the Book Store, join Oprah’s new Book Club, keep track of what you’ve read and want to read, and listen to enthralling audiobooks. All in one place.

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    SlideShare

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    SlideShare is the best way to share presentations, documents and professional videos.

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    Most users think SlideShare is a great alternative to Scribd.


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    Freebook Sifter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Freebook Sifter lists free eBooks from various sources. They update the list daily and you can find free eBooks from Amazon sites around the world, Kobo, Nook, Project Gutenberg.

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    Bookmate

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    We inspire millions of people around the globe to read more, discover new books and find new friends with common interests.

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    Active Textbook

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Free online authoring tool to transform your PDFs into interactive/multimedia publications then publish and share anywhere.

    Enrich your content
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    SlideOnline

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Tumblr
    • Wordpress

    SlideOnline lets upload and share PowerPoint and PDF presentations online making easier to embed the presentations in websites, blogs and social networks. Currently it supports Adobe PDF and PowerPoint (.ppt, pptx) presentation format.

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    NOOK

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Get the FREE Barnes & Noble NOOK App for your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet to enjoy all your favorite digital content. Access our vast online library of over 4 million eBooks, graphic novels, comics, manga and magazines. Plus discover over 300,000 audiobooks.

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    Most users think NOOK is a great alternative to Scribd.
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