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Scribd is moving into the original content business with the release of “Mueller’s War,” a book by journalist Garrett Graff looking at the prosecutor’s time as a marine in the Vietnam War.
CEO Trip Adler revealed earlier this year that the subscription e-book and audiobook service would be moving in this direction. Today, Scribd is actually releasing its first title and revealing more details about its plans.
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Adler told me the initial lineup of Scribd Originals mixes fiction and nonfiction, with a focused on “the space between a magazine article and a book” — namely, pieces up to 50,000 words in length, that are too long to run in a magazine but aren’t long enough to be published as a standalone book.
The hope is for Scribd to build a closer relationship with authors while offering something that’s “unique for our readers,” Adler said.
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“We pay an advance similar for a traditional book,” he added.
”There’s a period of exclusivity, [but]...
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