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'Scribd Opens Free Access to Targeted Titles' by Porter Anderson

Porter Anderson writes the following for Publishing Perspectives:

Based in San Francisco, the international subscription service Scribd has on Friday (February 4) announced that it’s making banned books available to read without charge–and without a credit card or other commitment required.

The access is set for 30 days and has been launched with a message from Scribd’s co-founding CEO Trip Adler, who notes ‘an alarming uptick in books being banned in school and public libraries.

‘These bans are disproportionately impacting topics around diverse perspectives,’ Adler writes. ‘Disappointingly, the works of several Scribd Original authors—Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, and Margaret Atwood—have been included in the recent bans.’

Adler … writes, ‘Our goal is to ensure everyone has the freedom to read literature, which includes books being banned.’

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