As our sibling blog GalleyCat points out, Scribd has made a move to stay on the cutting edge of publishing: now, you can turn your Scribd eBooks into print books.
The document sharing social network has teamed up with three print-on-demand companies–HP’s MagCloud, Blurb and Mimeo–to give Scribd readers the option to have any document available on Scridb that allows printing (an option authors can toggle) to be ordered as a POD book. See the image below for what the printing pop-up looks like:
Here’s more from the release: “For all Scribd documents enabled for printing, users can now choose to print commercial-quality, four-color works in hard or softback with no minimum requirements or upfront costs — and directly from the convenience of their home or office. Printed and bound copies are shipped directly to the consumer from the selected partner. Because of the breadth of available content on the site, Scribd will offer print options based on document types and other criteria: HP’s MagCloud offers self-publishers the ability to print in a magazine format; Blurb makes it easy to print professional-quality books; and, Mimeo provides overnight document printing.”