Oyster, the Netflix of ebooks, arrives on the iPad

After launching last month for the iPhone, Oyster, a Netflix-like app for reading ebooks, is available for the iPad.     Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster, the Netflix of ebooks, is shutting down

The world of ebook subscription services lost one of its earliest proponents late Monday evening, when Oyster—the so-called “Netflix of ebooks,” which also recently opened an online book store—announced it was shutting down “over the next few months.”The surprise announcement comes less than two... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster, the Netflix of ebooks, is expanding

Oyster, the ebook subscription service, has launched a new version of its app that is available for Android devices as well as Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook tablets. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2014-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster, the Netflix of ebooks, now offers more than 500,000 titles

Oyster, an iPhone and iPad app that gives users unlimited access to its catalog of ebooks for $9.95 per month, announced that it now has more than 500,000 titles available on its service. The New York start-up launched to much acclaim last September, hailed as the Netflix of ebooks. But... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2014-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster's subscription ebook service launches on iPad, goes invitation-free

Oyster's unlimited ebook service has been more of an exclusive club so far; you've had to read on an iPhone, and request an invitation just to get in. Both of those barriers are disappearing today. The company has just launched an iPad app that offers a more comfortable reading experience, with... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster, a Netflix for ebooks, is promising to rival Apple, Amazon

Netflix did it with movies. Spotify did it with music. And now a New York start-up hopes to do the same with ebooks.     Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada’s Rakuten Kobo Arrives in America at Walmart: Ebooks and Audiobooks

Touting 6 million ebooks and a $9.99 audiobook subscription, the new Walmart partnership with Rakuten Kobo gives the Canadian retailer what it hasn't had in the US market: brand recognition. The post Canada’s Rakuten Kobo Arrives in America at Walmart: Ebooks and Audiobooks appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Harry Potter Ebooks Arrive in China, in Both Chinese and English

Ebook editions of the seven Harry Potter novels, plus the new 'Cursed Child' playscript, debut in China Monday (August 1) at five leading retailers, one of them with 600 million mobile users. The post Harry Potter Ebooks Arrive in China, in Both Chinese and English appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Ebook Sub Service Oyster Closing Shop, Google Takes Its Talent

Oyster, one of the first and most prominent ebook subscription services, is shutting down, with much of its team moving on to Google Play Books. The post Ebook Sub Service Oyster Closing Shop, Google Takes Its Talent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Netflix for Books’ Startup Oyster Is Shutting Down

Most of the ebook startup's team is reportedly moving to Google. The post ‘Netflix for Books’ Startup Oyster Is Shutting Down appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google snaps up staff from Oyster's soon-to-close ebook service

Oyster's experiment with a Netflix-like subscription service for ebooks appears to be coming to a close... at least, in its current form. The startup is warning customers that it will shut down its all-you-can-read service over the course of seve... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster, a Netflix for books, will take on Amazon with new ebookstore

Oyster, the subscription ebook startup that has been slowly persuading publishers to embrace the Netflix model for books, has now ventured into the ebook retail business: On Wednesday, the... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2015-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster launches ebook store

Oyster has launched an online ebook store in the US. The subscription company, which started out in September 2013 charging $9.95 a month for unlimited ebooks, has now expanded into online retail, launching an ebook store where customers can pay for individual titles. While only S&S,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oyster breaks out of its subscription shell, targets Amazon with ebook store

E-book subscription service Oyster has opened an online book store, a move that pits the young company against heavyweight Amazon.Oyster’s ebook store has the support of the top five publishers in the U.S. While Amazon also offers books from these publishers—Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan,... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan titles come to Oyster and Scribd's ebook subscription services

Knock another major publisher off the list of holdouts for ebook subscription services. Oyster announced Tuesday morning that it had reached an agreement with Macmillan to bring 1,000 titles from the publisher and its imprints to Oyster's Netflix-like offering.UPDATE: After this article was... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon to Launch “Netflix for Ebooks” Subscription Service

Amazon will likely introduce an ebook subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, in the near future. Subscribers will have access to over 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 per month. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon testing Netflix-style $9.99 'Kindle Unlimited' subscription for ebooks

But remember: All-you-can-eat subscriptions are only appetizing if there's delicious stuff in the buffet. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-07-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon testing Netflix-style subscription service for ebooks

Ever heard of Kindle Unlimited? Us either, at least not until now. Originally spotted by kboards, a forum site that welcomes Kindle chatter, this previously unknown service appears to be an upcoming all-you-can-read subscription service from Amazon.... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-07-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon 'readies Netflix for ebooks'

Amazon briefly posts details about a new "unlimited" subscription service for Kindle ebooks. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2014-07-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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8 Ways Oyster Books Can Rule the Ebook Subscription Market

In the six months since its debut, the $14 million Oyster ebook subscription platform has yet to take off. What's lacking? What could be improved? We advise. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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