Scribd have just killed what was, for me, their killer feature - unlimited audio books:
Our vision at Scribd has always been to build a destination where readers can discover their next great read for a small monthly fee. Every step we’ve taken over the years – introducing new publishers, titles, verticals, and features – has been a step towards that goal, and towards improving your reading experience.
Today, we’re letting you know that we’re going to be transitioning our audiobook service to a credit–based system. Starting on September 20, you will receive one audiobook credit as part of your monthly subscription to use toward any title in Scribd’s audiobook catalog.".
I can't see how they're "improving your reading experience" by strangling the audio book experience.
And I can't see how a service that notw operates like Audible, but with less books and without you ever owning said books is a good deal for anyone other than Scribd. And Audible are doing some terrific Daily Deals right now where you can buy, outright, some first class titles for as little as 99p.
I know Scribd's main offering is eBooks (and comics, too - but the comic reader is very basic) but, frankly, in that department, there are better offerings elsewhere.
I'll admit I'm still on their free 2 month trial, but I was intending to continue into a paid subscription until this announcement, purely because of the audio books.
Not any longer.