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Introducing Oyster for Android

“Today, we’re excited to announce that Oyster is available on all Android devices, Kindle Fire, and Nook HD. Oyster for Android has been our number one request since we launched on iOS last year, so we couldn’t be happier to bring it to you.” (via Oyster HQ Blog)

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Over Half a Million Books — Now on Oyster

“In the fall of last year, we launched Oyster, delivering the first ever unlimited subscription service for books and giving readers access to over 100,000 titles from more than 500 publishers. Since then, we’ve grown our library by leaps and bounds—over 500,000 titles from more than 1,600 publishers. We reached half a million books over the past few months by signing lots of new publishers and expanding our relationships with existing partners. And we should mention that the number of pages read on Oyster is rather remarkable—over 100 million, and more pages read every second of the day (8 pages per second, in case you were curious). Well done, you!” (Oyster HQ Blog)

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Why Netflix Or Spotify For Ebooks Will Work

“Many publishing industry observers don’t think that Oyster or Scribd or any other “Netflix or Spotify for ebooks” will work in the consumer marketplace. Why? The rights issues are very complicated. Agents and authors may not go for it. Publishers may not go for it. Consumers may realize that it’s not worth their money. The list goes on.”

via Forbes)

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Oyster Opens to Public, Releases iPad App

“After launching in September with invitation-only access for the iPhone, Oyster, the New York-based subscription e-book service, is releasing its iPad app today and opening the service to public download with the offer of a free 30-day trial period. Oyster now offers complete access to an unlimited number of digital books for $9.95 per month on the Apple mobile platforms. Beginning today, consumers no longer have to wait for an invitation to join Oyster—the service used a soft launch to prepare for the process of scaling up to large numbers of users—and can now download the app from the App store and use it right away.” (via Publishers Weekly)

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Our dream library: Unlimited e-books for less than $10 a month

“Oyster has already established a compelling elevator pitch: “Netflix for books.” Pay a monthly fee, get access to an unlimited number of 100,000 titles available in Oyster’s app. The app is beautifully designed and certainly rivals that of Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iBooks version. But whether its business model is as much of a threat, and whether it lives up to the Netflix legacy it’s brought on itself, is another matter. Right now, the Oyster app is limited to an iPhone-oriented version, though iPad and Android versions are in the works. The app already adopts the iOS 7 design touches, with flat, delicately drawn icons and plenty of white space. When users first open the app, it asks them to pick five books to drive the first batch of recommendations.” (via Ars Technica)

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