I learned about Scribd.com while participating in some of the SFFWorld forums. I did not know much about it but thought I would check it out. I am impressed! I do follow the Smashwords theory that most people are honest and will gladly pay a small fee to encourage an author to continue writing. So, I uploaded all my books to Scribd making them available as non-DRM PDF files. Within minutes I had several people reading the books and a few had downloaded the free technical reference manual. It will be interesting to see where Scribd takes my books. I have sold 20 books on Amazon this month and only 1 on Smashwords. It would be nice if Scribd can do better.
We will be heading to the bookstore today for a few hours. I plan on reading some more and doing some writing as well.
View or purchase my books at: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DougFarren