CEO Tripp Adler celebrates the 15-year-old Scribd by fighting the ban

Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd, an e-book and audiobook subscription service with over a million titles, is on a mission to change the way the world reads. Its platform provides access to a vast digital library that provides a wide variety of voices across many mediums.

Starting business after college, Adler now has more than 350 employees, more than 244 million unique visitors and more than 1.8 million paying customers as of December 31, 2021. He is proudly celebrating the 15th anniversary of the creation of the largest digital library of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, documents, podcasts and original content.

Adler believes that reading is one of the most powerful tools for connecting people. He thinks words are important because they have the power to inspire, influence and change the world. As you can imagine, running the Scribd platform, Adler is a voice for our freedom to explore our intellect through words, speech, writing and reading.

Recently, there has been an alarming increase in the number of books being banned in schools and public libraries. According to Adler, these restrictions are disproportionately affecting issues around different perspectives. This frightening movement influenced the work of several Scribe original writers, including Kies Lemon, Carmen Maria Machado, and Margaret Atwood.

Adler is strongly opposed to banning books. To counteract this, the company has granted free access to the site so that people can read and learn about banned books. Scribd’s editorial team has come together Book list Now banned and will offer a list Frequently forbidden books.

Here are some examples of banned and challenged classics

  • The Great Gatsby, f. By Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger.
  • The Grapes of Rath, by John Steinbeck.
  • Killing a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.
  • Ulysses, by James Joyce.
  • Dear, by Tony Morrison.
  • The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding.

Adler was involved with a banned bookmobile in this initiative to highlight this worrying trend. Scribd has partnered with Ryan Holiday, owner of The Painted Porch Bookshop, best-selling author of the New York Times and host of the Daily Stoik podcast, to bring his new “Forbidden Bookmobile” to Texas and give physical copies of the banned book to free readers. .

In response to the ban on certain books from the Texas School District classroom, an independent bookstore in Bastrup handed out banned books to readers from a bookmobile. Adler said of the situation, “Scribd was created to change the way the world reads, but with an alarming increase in books recently banned in schools and public libraries, the freedom to read a variety of subjects is under attack,” and “That’s why we have Ryan Holiday, who The owner of an independent bookstore has partnered to stand up against the book ban by distributing printed books outside his shop. “

“America has a lot of problems, but people who read books are not one of them. I am appalled by the campaign to ban or remove books from the school library and as a bookseller I am obliged to do something about it, “said Holiday. “I’m really excited that Scribd has helped make these books accessible across the country, not just here in Bastrop, Texas.”

The trip has several exciting initiatives for the next fifteen years. Although Scribd has 1.8 million subscribers, he notices that the base is growing rapidly, especially since it is focusing internationally. The company has hired new C-Suite additions to manage the expected growth and promoted Patsy Mangan to the post of Chief People’s Officer.

More original content and artificial intelligence and machine learning will be used to help readers find interesting, engaging and engaging books, articles, podcasts. Scribd Originals is a unique work created by skilled writers and lively storytellers that is only available on Scribd. Written and published in audio format, Scribd Originals spans a wide variety of categories. Authors of Scribd Originals include Hilton Als, Roxane Gay, Garrett Graff, Peter Heller, Mark Seal, Paul Theroux and others.

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