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Scribd launches its ‘Netflix for comics’ with more than 10,000 titles

February 11, 2015, 2:02 PM UTC
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By Nolan Feeney, TIME

Scribd, an e-book and audiobook subscription service that has been likened to a “Netflix (NFLX) for books,” is now expanding to comic books.

Subscribers will have access to more than 10,000 comic books, in addition to the pre-existing library of e-books and audio-books, as a part of the San Francisco-based start-up’s $8.99 monthly fee, Wired reports.

“We’re really tailoring our service to die-hard voracious readers, and we’re servicing publishers to bring them this audience that we have,” Scribd’s vice president of editorial and marketing, Julie Haddon, said Tuesday.

The company says it is the first subscription service to offer such broad a selection of comics alongside audiobooks and e-books. Scribd isn’t the only company trying to apply a binge-able, online subscription model to books: Oyster offers over a million titles for a $9.95 monthly fee, and Amazon launched its Kindle Unlimited service last summer with a $9.99 monthly fee and more than 600,000 titles.