Scribd introduces bite-sized nonfiction previews called Snapshots – TechCrunch

Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd is unveiling a new content type that it calls a Snapshot — a distillation of a nonfiction book’s key points, which can be read or listened to in 15 minutes or In fact, although it’s only announcing Snapshots today, Scribd says it&#8…

Scribd introduces bite-sized nonfiction previews called Snapshots – TechCrunch

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In fact, although it’s only announcing Snapshots today, Scribd says it’s already created around 500 of them, for example, this preview of  Jaron Lanier’s audiobook “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” and this Snapshot of Mark Manson’s “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck.

And while it’s easy to think of this as a CliffsNotes version that allows you to skip the book itself, Adler said it’s actually designed to do the opposite, namely to help readers “make a better decision” about whether to read the whole thing.

He also emphasized that Snapshots are “completely original content” created by Scribd’s freelance team — original in the sense that even though they’re citing ideas from the books, they’re not quoting them directly.

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