Read Scribd on Kindle: Is It Possible?

Scribd is a subscription app that offers unlimited books of various types, ranging from eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. A lot of users who have subscribed to Scribd would like to read the content included in their subscription in a wider range, like on their mobile phones or eReading tablets. Scribd indeed provides apps that can be downloaded on users’ Android or iOS devices, but when it comes to E-readers like Kindle, things can get a little bit complicated. And the most frequently asked question is: Can I read Scribd books on my Kindle? The answer is: It depends. The situation varies from different Kindle devices, and the case with Scribd books and documents is not the same. Stay tuned as we share with you later on solutions to cope with different scenarios.

First off, to answer the question, we need to look at different types of contents that Scribd offers:

Scribd Documents:

  • Uploaded by users.
  • Downloadable and downloaded documents can be transferred to other devices.

Scribd Books:

  • Owned by publishing house and Scribd.
  • Contents are protected, downloaded books can only be read in the Scribd app.

So it basically comes down to one simple question: Can I use Scribd app on my Kindle? If not, you can only transfer downloaded Scribd documents to your Kindle. If yes, you can use Scribd on your Kindle Tablet just as on your phone. To shed light on this question, we list two general models of Kindle to help you understand which model you are in possession of and what it is capable of.

  • Kindle eReaders: Yes to Scribd documents, no to Scribd books. Kindle eReader such as Kindle Paper White, which is designed to recreate the feeling of reading an actual book, meaning that you can only use the device as a carrier for downloaded digital books and documents, the device itself doesn’t provide you with the opportunity to use eReading apps. In this case, reading contents through the Scribd app on Kindle is impossible. What’s more, Scribd books can only be downloaded and read offline within Scribd app, the downloaded file can not actually be found and transferred to other devices as normal files do.
  • Kindle Tablets: Yes to Scribd documents and books. Kindle Tablets such as Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, have an Android based system so they come with Fire Tablet App Store which offers a wide range of apps to download, including Scribd, making it possible to enjoy Scribd and all its features on Kindle, things like listening to audiobooks, browsing and downloading books and documents are all viable.

In conclusion, if you are currently a holder of a Kindle eReader, Scribd documents are the only option you have, please stay tuned and we’ll guide you through the process later in this article.

If you own a Kindle Tablet, then simply download and install Scribd for Kindle Fire, get connected to Wi-Fi and immerse yourself in the huge collection that Scribd offers.

How to Read Scribd Documents on Kindle eReaders

Fortunately, even if the case with Scribd books are perplexing, Scribd documents should be a piece of cake. All you need to do is follow two succinct steps.

  1. Download the documents from Scribd on your computer.

* Want to download unlimited documents on Scribd for free? Make sure to check out this article for more details.

  1. Send the documents via email to your Kindle. (The way we recommend, you can also use a USB cable to directly move titles from one file to another.)

*Remember to write the subject line as “convert” when you do this, if you are about to send a file that is not supported by or functions not so perfectly on Kindle.

Read Scribd on Kindle

Kindle’s E ink display has always been its ace and won the reputation of a wide diversity of users, which makes reading Scribd on Kindle devices especially intriguing and inviting, these two combined can advance your reading experience in a profound way.


Susanna is the content manager and writer of Filelem. She has been an experienced editor and book layout designer for many years, and interested in trying and testing various productivity software. She is also a huge fan of Kindle, who has been using Kindle Touch for nearly 7 years and carrying Kindle almost wherever she goes. Not long ago the device was at the end of its life so Susanna happily bought a Kindle Oasis.

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