Oyster, one of a growing number of consumer ebook subscription services (aka “Netflix-like) that currently offers subscribers access to well over 100,000 ebook titles (and growing) for $9.95/month. There are no limits on what users can access. There is also never a wait time to access an ebook. In other words, all books are available to all subscribers at all times. More about these services and why we think the library world needs to be talking/discussing them in this post.
Now, today’s News from Oyster.
Along with the Disney books, which feature properties like Toy Story, Cars and the Disney Princesses, the vertical will include titles that were already available on Oyster and were either lumped in under “Young Adult” or weren’t categorized. Among those are series like Lemony Snicket and Beezus and Ramona (HarperCollins), Boxcar Children (Open Road) and Curious George (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
In all, CEO Eric Stromberg said that about 10,000 children’s ebooks are available on Oyster.
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Note: Three years ago this month OverDrive began offering a collection of Disney titles to library partners in the U.S. and Canada.
See Also: Oyster Blog Post