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Scribd Signs Deal with Simon & Schuster

To Showcase and Sell Thousands of eBooks and Printed Titles

Readers Can Browse Simon & Schuster 'Storefront'


In Recently Launched Scribd Store

SAN FRANCISCO – June 12, 2009 – Scribd, the world's largest social
publishing company, and Simon & Schuster, a leading global publisher, today
announced an agreement to sell Simon & Schuster eBooks in the Scribd Store,
an e-commerce destination and publishing marketplace launched last month to
complement Scribd's already-popular platform for users' sharing their written
works. At launch, nearly 5,000 Simon & Schuster eBook titles will be available on
Scribd for purchase and download, making them readable on Scribd.com,
computer desktops and various mobile devices. The Simon & Schuster storefront
on Scribd (www.scribd.com/Simon&Schuster) will include bestselling books from
authors such as Stephen King, Dan Brown, Mary Higgins Clark, Chelsea Handler
and Steve Martin. In addition, Simon & Schuster will also make thousands of
printed titles available for preview with links to purchase from the Simon &
Schuster website and other retailers.

"Simon & Schuster is a major force in book publishing and is again leading the
industry by recognizing the power of the social web to influence reading and
buying behavior," said Trip Adler, CEO and co-founder of Scribd. "We're thrilled to
offer our users a one-stop solution for discovering, sharing and buying written
works of all kinds, including bestselling books by one of the world's top
publishers."

“With millions of visitors and an extraordinary number of posted documents,


Scribd has become an important destination for readers seeking written
information that is relevant to their lives,” said Ellie Hirschhorn, Executive Vice
President and Chief Digital Officer of Simon & Schuster. “We’re pleased to offer
them this convenient, user-friendly option for discovering, sampling, and
purchasing Simon & Schuster books, any time and anywhere.”

All works in the Scribd Store are added to Scribd’s Copyright Management
System, an industry-leading technology that helps prevent the upload of
unauthorized written works. Publishers like Simon & Schuster have the ability to
determine how works are read, including settings for “read only on Scribd.com,”
“download” and “download with DRM." In addition, Scribd provides publishers
with the flexibility to experiment with pricing, which can be changed easily and at
any time.

Availability
Starting today, readers will have access to the Simon & Schuster "storefront" in
Scribd Store, a special section of the website where they will be able to browse
and purchase books by Simon & Schuster. The content also will be discoverable
by browsing Scribd's categories such as "books" and "business"; through
keyword searches on Scribd and popular search engines; and recommendations
made by friends using Scribd's many social features, including Twitter and
Facebook integration.

Other Simon & Schuster books now available on Scribd include:

• Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)


• He's Just Not That Into You (Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo)
• We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land (Jimmy Carter)
• The Bro Code (Barney Stinson, "How I Met Your Mother")
• Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (Chelsea Handler)
• Born Standing Up (Steve Martin)
• Chasing Harry Winston (Lauren Weisberger)
• The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
• My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
• Mommywood, sTORI Telling (Tori Spelling)
• Pulitzer Prize winners: Angela's Ashes, The Old Man and the Sea, Gone
With the Wind

About Scribd, Inc.


Scribd is the world’s largest social publishing company with more than 60 million readers each
month. Scribd is changing the way people discover, share and sell original writings and
documents on the Web. Its innovative document reader technology, iPaper, enables anyone to
easily upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint and other document types and share on Scribd.com or
embed on thousands of other websites. Scribd is backed by Charles River Ventures, Redpoint
Ventures, Paul Graham's Y Combinator, the Kinsey Hills Group and several prominent angel
investors. For more information about Scribd, visit www.scribd.com.

About Simon & Schuster


Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest
publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages,
across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult
Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster
Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more
information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.

CONTACTS:

Michelle Laird Adam Rothberg


Scribd, Inc. Simon & Schuster
503-705-4577 212-698-1132
michelle@scribd.com adam.rothberg@simonandschuster.com
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