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  • Oyster Expands Its “Netflix For Books” Service With A New E-Book Store

    Oyster Expands Its “Netflix For Books” Service With A New E-Book Store

    Oyster launched a couple of years ago as a Netflix-style service for e-books, charging $9.95 a month for unlimited access to a library that has grown to more than 1 million titles. Today it’s expanding that model by launching its own e-book store. To be sure, if you just want to buy e-books one-by-one, I hear there are a few places where you can already do that. However, co-founder and… Read More

  • E-Book Startup Oyster Hires Jeannie Mun As Its First CFO

    E-Book Startup Oyster Hires Jeannie Mun As Its First CFO

    Oyster, a Netflix-style service for e-books, has brought on its first chief financial officer, Jeannie Mun. Before joining Oyster, Mun spent a lot of time in the ad world, having recently served as CFO at ad company MediaMath, and before that working as vice president of finance and strategy at ad software company Operative. Read More

  • Oyster Brings The Harry Potter Series To Its Subscription E-Book Service

    Oyster Brings The Harry Potter Series To Its Subscription E-Book Service

    Oyster, which offers unlimited access to more than 1 million e-books for $9.95 a month, just announced it’s adding the Harry Potter series to its library. To do this, it’s partnering with the website Pottermore (which has been getting attention recently for publishing new, Potter-related stories from author J.K. Rowling). Read More

  • Publisher Macmillan Signs On With E-Book Subscription Services Oyster And Scribd

    Publisher Macmillan Signs On With E-Book Subscription Services Oyster And Scribd

    Macmillan, one of the “Big Five” book publishers in the United States, is making its titles available on subscription e-book services Oyster and Scribd, starting today. The news isn’t exactly a surprise, since Macmillan CEO John Sargent wrote in December that the publisher would be experimenting with the subscription business model. He didn’t name any partners or… Read More

  • How To Save Books Crunch Network

    How To Save Books

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a time of triumph, it was a time of disaster, it was the publishing industry in 2014, just after mighty Amazon fired a new salvo in its war on traditional publishing by announcing its $10/month Kindle Unlimited book subscription service. At first glance this might seem useless and ridiculous: Read More

  • Oyster Brings Its Netflix For Books To Android

    Oyster Brings Its Netflix For Books To Android

    New York-based startup Oyster just released its reading app for Android devices — the app works on both phones and tablets, such as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire. As a reminder, Oyster is an unlimited subscription service for ebooks. For $9.95 a month, you get access to more than 500,000 books on your mobile devices. It’s a sort of Netflix for ebooks when it comes to the… Read More

  • Subscription E-Book Service Oyster Crosses 500K Titles, Plans An Android Launch This Year

    Subscription E-Book Service Oyster Crosses 500K Titles, Plans An Android Launch This Year

    Oyster, a startup that offers offers unlimited access to its collection of e-books for $9.99 per month, has crossed a nice milestone — it says its library now includes 500,000 books, compared to 100,000 when it launched in September of last year. The company also said it recently expanded its partnership with HarperCollins, bringing 10,000 more of the publisher’s titles… Read More

  • Oyster Raises $14 Million To Build A Comprehensive Netflix For Books

    Oyster Raises $14 Million To Build A Comprehensive Netflix For Books

    New York-based startup Oyster just announced a new funding round, according to the New York Times. New investor Highland Capital Partners is leading the round, with existing investor Founders Fund also participating. As a reminder, Oyster is an ulimited subscription service for ebooks. For $9.95 a month, you get access to hundreds of thousands of books on your iPhone or iPad —… Read More

  • It’s Almost Time To Throw Out Your Books Crunch Network

    It’s Almost Time To Throw Out Your Books

    The near-unthinkable has happened. The dinosaurs are finally evolving. The publishing industry’s long war against technology, the future, and its customers may finally be coming to a close. Read More