Apart from washing hands regularly and using disposable tissues/masks to cover your nose and mouth, maintaining social distancing and self-isolating is something you should practice strictly to prevent and fight back the pandemic COVID-19. But in the process of self-isolation, boredom might get you.

To address the boredom and help people stay productive at home during these hard times, Scribd, e-book and audiobook subscription service, is giving free access to the service.

“Today, with millions of people around the globe staying close to home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, access to books and information is more important than ever before. Reading can offer incredible comfort: it reduces anxiety and makes us feel more accomplished and even happier,” Trip Adler, founder and CEO of Scribd, announced in a blog post and social media. “So, for the next month, we will be making Scribd’s library — which includes millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more — available to anyone, free, for 30 days.”

Scribd Free COVID-19

“Our goal is simply to ensure everyone has access to their favorite books, authors, and quality content as we settle into our new normal for the next few weeks.”

This 30-day free access can be subscribed from here, and unlike regular Scribd trial, it’s completely different. It won’t require you to enter credit card details and is a zero-commitment offer.

However, the offer demands you to be the first-time Scribd subscriber. If you, ever in the past, used the service either paid subscription or trial, you won’t be eligible. You would have to create a new account with a different email, or delete the old Scribd account from Account Settings and register with the same previous email.

The offer expires on April 17. And should you be in confusion to get a book started with, this pandemic-themed audiobook ‘The Eyes of Darkness’ by Dean Koontz is the one. Stay at home and do your part to flatten the curve.


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