October 20, 2021

Oyster (Ebook Subscription Service) Launches Literary Journal With Original Content & Announces Creation of Author Advisory Board

Something new from the e-book subscription service Oyster.

From the Oyster Blog:

New Publication-The Oyster Review

“We’re joining a rich history of literary conversation with a voice of our own, publishing original essays, reviews, humor pieces, and comics. If you’ve kept up with our Spotlight and Book of the Week features on this blog, you’ll now be able to find them over at The Oyster Review going forward.

This publication is our outlet to tell you about the books we love, and it also affirms our commitment to the tried-and-true power of editorial recommendations. Best of all, from any piece on The Oyster Review, you’ll be able to click on any book being discussed and star reading it immediately.”

From an Intro Article by Oyster Editorial Directory, Kevin Nguyen:

The pieces we’re publishing with our launch speak to this idea better than I can: Arts journalist Kyle Chayka reads Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers and finds that the art scene is still as ridiculous as it was in the ‘70s. Choire Sicha goes deep on feminist sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin’s canon and tells you where exactly to start. And our own editors round up some of the best places in the world to read.

Note: You do not need to be an Oyster subscriber to access and read Oyster Review content.

Direct to The Oyster Review

Read the Complete Blog Post

Also New Today: The Oyster Author Advisory Board

Authors are some of the people we admire most. They write the stories that capture our imaginations, let us see the world through different eyes, and introduce us to completely new ideas—all through the words on a page.

But the importance of authors goes further for us.

The best products are those that arise out of conversations with partners and collaborators, and in the book business, authors are a central voice in that conversation. We believe that fully valuing their work and giving them a platform to express their perspectives is crucial to the success of our company.

To that end, we are establishing the Oyster Author Advisory Board, a first-of-its-kind initiative that will facilitate direct and open conversation with our authors.”

Inaugural Board Members

We’re excited to welcome the inaugural members of the Board to the Oyster family:

Lauren Oliver, author of bestselling YA novels Before I Fall, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy as well as a new adult novel, Rooms.

Megan Abbott, author of acclaimed literary crime novels including The Fever, Dare Me, The End of Everything, Bury Me Deep, Queenpin, The Song Is You, and Die A Little.

Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, and Ayiti, as well as short stories and essays that have been featured in McSweeney’s, The New York Times Book Review, Time, The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and more.

Read the Complete Blog Post

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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