Scribd, the reading subscription service, has launched a Spanish-language service in Mexico. The catalogue includes more than 60,000 Spanish-language e-book and digital audio titles from top authors and publishers. The service includes access to all of Scribd’s content, and is available for $8.99 USD a month.
The decision to expand into Mexico was spurred by what Scribd called a "significant increase in readers from Mexico" engaging with its digital library of e-books and audiobooks. In addition to working to "localize the product experience and enhance content recommendations," the company has partnered with such Spanish-language publishers as Planeta, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Anagrama, Sexto Piso, and El Colegio de México to add titles.
“Scribd has a long history of building meaningful relationships with publishers, and we’re committed to driving incremental revenue to publishing ecosystem,” Andrew Weinstein v-p of content acquisition and strategy at Scribd, said in a statement. In moving into Mexico, Weinstein said, "we hope to help readers in Mexico discover new content and continue to expand their knowledge through reading.”
The expansion into the Mexican market reflects Scribd’s intentions to expand more broadly in Latin America, the company said. Scribd currently has over 1 million paying subscribers, and draws in more than 100 million unique visitors to its platform per month.