Scribd leaps into ebook market

So now Scribd has realised the money making potential offered by ebooks and begun a service that will see customers able to buy content from its site.

This could prove great for authors and publishers – not only because they can earn up to 80 per cent on sales of their ebooks in a brand new venue, but also as this could prove a big step in tackling piracy before it’s properly taken hold.

As long as the things that people want are available, and the prices are fair, many folks are happy to pay for their newest ebook reads. And with Simon & Schuster and Random House on board, Scribd’s surely off to a strong start here.