Oyster Ebook Subscription Service Adds Disney Titles & Launches Collection of Kids eBooks
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.
From a Gigaom Article by Laura Hazard Owen:
Oyster, the New York–based startup that aims to be the Netflix for ebooks, has added about 100 titles from Disney Publishing to its service and is rolling out a new children’s vertical Wednesday.
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: Browse Some of the Titles in the New Children’s Collection
See Also: Oyster Blog Post
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.