Scribd’s latest reading discovery feature is like CliffsNotes for the latest, best-selling books


Reading platform Scribd is introducing a new way for readers to discover nonfiction books. The feature is called Snapshots, and it’s akin to a CliffsNotes version of a book you can find on the company’s platform that’s designed to introduce potential readers to new works in quick fashion.

Originally founded as a document-sharing site, Scribd has branched out to become a subscription platform for reading. That vast amount of content means that there’s plenty of material to attract new subscribers but it also means that there’s a pitfall: how do you find what you’re looking for, or new books you didn’t know existed?

Scribd already provides recommendations to readers based on their preferences and reading history. But, as the site notes,…

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