December 4, 2020

Subscription Services: “Macmillan Doubles Ebook Offerings on Scribd and Oyster”

From Digital Book World:

In an expansion of the partnerships with the leading subscription ebook platforms it kicked off in January this year, Macmillan doubles its offerings on both Scribd and Oyster, adding roughly 1,000 titles apiece to the two platforms.

Both of those contributions cover popular back-list fiction and nonfiction ebooks, which Scribd says includes best-selling titles by Grace Paley, Hilary Mantel, John McPhee and others.

Macmillan has yet to make new releases available to subscribers of either service.

More About the New Titles in the Complete Article

Both Oyster Unlimited and Scribd offer more than one million titles for a monthly subscription fee ($9.99 month Oyster; $8.99 month Scribd).

Scribd’s service also includes comics and audiobooks. There are no limits on how much material can be read or heard each month. Unlike library ebooks and audiobooks, all materials are available to all subscribers at all times.

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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