• IDW Publishing Partners with Scribd to Add Unlimited Comic Books to Its Subscription Service

    Good news everyone!

    Scribd—the digital subscription service for ebooks—has partnered with a whole bunch of comic book companies to add over 10,000 comics to its digital library. IDW Publishing is one of the companies that Scribd has partnered with in this endeavor.

    What this means is that select digital titles from IDW—totaling 3,5000 comics books—will now be available to the content hungry consumer masses.

    Yes Fry, it's exactly like how Netflix charges a small monthly subscription fee for unlimited access to their digital streaming library of movies and television shows.

    Oh my. It looks like IDW and Scribd have released a press released detailing the specifics of the partnership. And what looks like information about a limited time offer!

    By Galileo's beard! I think there's a smug in there about My Little Pony being one of the available titles!

    Well, what are you all standing around for? All that information and more can be found below the break!


    San Diego, CA (February 10, 2015) – Scribd today announced that it is expanding its leading global subscription reading service to include unlimited access to more than 3,500 comic books from IDW Publishing and Top Shelf Productions. This offering represents the first time IDW and Top Shelf digital comics have been made available in one unlimited digital subscription service.

    IDW and Top Shelf’s entire digital backlists will be available via Scribd’s subscription service with all new issues becoming available as early as a month after initial print release. Fans will have an exciting new avenue in which to enjoy IDW favorites from TRANSFORMERS to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MY LITTLE PONY to Star Trek, along with hit series such as Locke & Key and 30 Days of Night just to name a few. Top Shelf fans new and old will have access to acclaimed series such MARCH and acclaimed graphic novels by creators Alan Moore, Jeff Lemire, Eddie Campbell and more.

    As a special offer to IDW fans Scribd is offering a free 2-month trial. This promotion runs from 2/10-2/17 so sign up today! https://www.scribd.com/idw

    “IDW and Top Shelf have been considering subscription models for comics for some time,” said Jeff Webber, IDW’s Vice President of Digital Publishing & Business Development. “Scribd came to us with the perfect opportunity to offer the entire catalog to fans and new readers. Time for some binge-reading!”

    Readers will have the ability to browse comics in a variety of ways, allowing long-time fans to dive deep and find what they love and new readers to explore comics:
    • By Character – Character pages allow readers to follow their favorite characters through their series and guest appearances.
    • By Series – Readers can browse by title and read entire series from start to finish.
    • By Curated Collection – Readers can browse over 100 expert-curated collections of comics.

    The addition of comics and graphic novels, along with other recent eBooks and audiobook deals, increases Scribd’s library to more than one million titles, representing the largest unlimited-access offering of eBooks, audiobooks, and comics globally.

    About Scribd
    Scribd is the premier subscription book service with more than 1 million e-books, audiobooks, comics, and more, including New York Times bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners and reader favorites across every genre. Launched in 2007 by founders Trip Adler and Jared Friedman and backed by Y Combinator, Charles River Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Khosla Ventures, Scribd is one of the most influential websites in the world reaching more than 100 million active readers every month. It is available in nearly every country, featuring 62MM documents in +80 languages, making it the world's largest subscription reading service. For more information, please visit www.scribd.com.

    For some reasons I'm supposed to…

    Head off to bed professor.

    Oh all right.

    Special thanks to masem for the heads up!