Scribd to Rival Amazon in Kindle Content Delivery?

December 21, 2009, By Radimir Bobev


Anyone who needs to buy content for their Kindle instantly heads to Amazon – this is currently the norm. It’s only normal that the creators of the device would want to control its market, too – but it seems that some strong competition is on the rise and may soon change that. Scribd, as some of you may remember, was originally created for people to share documents.

Lately it’s been developing quite steadily though, and now it allows people to purchase copyrighted works. You can download them in various common formats, such as Word documents and PDF files, allowing Kindle users to access them on their devices without much hassle.

The bad news for Amazon doesn’t stop here, as Scribd’s CEO has announced that next on the company’s list is to provide straight to Kindle distribution. It’s not known whether he was referring to paid works, or the free content already available on the website, though it’d certainly be interesting to see. Considering there are already many websites which offer free content for the Kindle, it’d be good to see someone start healthy competition for Amazon.

[ Via Engadget ]

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