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Scribd Snapshots Offer Bite-Sized Book Previews

Dave Parrack 26-06-2019

Scribd has launched a new content offering called Snapshots. Scribd Snapshots offer curated previews of nonfiction books. The idea being to help Scribd subscribers decide whether they want to read a book in full, or whether the highlights are enough.


Scribd Launches Snapshots of Nonfiction Books

Scribd introduces Snapshots in a post on the Scribd Blog. The company describes Snapshots as “the literary equivalent of a movie trailer”. And that’s a perfect description for the feature designed to help readers discover nonfiction books on Scribd.

Snapshots are previews that offer the “key insights of a book in about 15 minutes”. Snapshots are original content “created by Scribd’s in-house editorial content team”. So, while they describe what’s in the book, they don’t quote authors directly.

Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd, said:

“We’re always looking for ways to improve content discovery on Scribd; with Snapshots, we’re going beyond recommendations and providing key insights that get readers excited about books they may not have considered reading otherwise.”

“By providing quick, snackable previews of top nonfiction books, Snapshots can help publishers and authors to get their titles in front of large audiences who are likely to enjoy them.”

Scribd’s intention with Snapshots is to help you decide which books to read in full. However, if you haven’t got the time and inclination to read 50+ books in a year How to Read 50+ Books This Year If you're like the average American, you're not reading enough. Reading more books can make you smarter and more successful. Let us show you how to read one book per week. Read More , you could use Snapshots in order to pretend that you read more than you actually do.


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Scribd Snapshots originally launched in beta earlier this year. And now, after receiving a positive reception from readers, Scribd has launched the content offering in full. There are currently 500 Snapshots available, with many more planned for the future.

With so many books released each and every year, Scribed Snapshots is a fantastic idea. Unfortunately, Snapshots are only available to Scribd subscribers. Everyone else should check out the best books released in 2019 The 20 Best Books to Read in 2019 Here are the best books to read in 2019, focusing on standout books from a handful of categories as well as best-selling books. Read More and the best books for geeks to read in 2019 The 15 Best Books for Geeks to Read in 2019 This is shaping up to be a strong year for literature. Here are the best books for geeks you should read in 2019. Read More .

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