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Oyster gets $3M to become the Spotify of books

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Oyster gets $3M to become the Spotify of books

GigaOM – 2012-10-11

Oyster, a new startup that wants to be the Spotify of books, announced it has raised $3 million led by Founders Fund. The money will help Oyster build a library that allows members to access an unlimited number of books for a monthly fee.
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Oyster: A Spotify For Books

Oyster, a fledgling mobile service for Spotify-style on-demand books, has raised $3 million in funding led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Oyster, which is still a work in progress, will let users of... | Fast Company – 2012-10-11

Oyster, a Netflix for e-books, is promising to rival Apple, Amazon

Netflix did it with movies. Spotify did it with music. And now a New York start-up hopes to do the same with e-books.     | Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-06

Heads up, bookworms! Oyster is Netflix for books

The all-you-can-eat Netflix model of media consumption is now available for e-books.Oyster, a year-old Flatiron-district startup with $3 million in backing, launched its iPhone e-reading application... | Crains New York – 2013-09-06

With Oyster, Keep 100,000 Books In Your Pocket For $10 A Month

Whether for movies, music, or magazines, the all–access model has proven it's here to stay. Now, what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for movies, a startup called Oyster is... | Fast Company – 2013-09-06

Oyster: A Gorgeous New App Offering Unlimited Books for $9.95 a Month

Can a Spotify-like service created by ex-Googlers shake up the publishing industry?     | Wired – 2013-09-05

Oyster Book Subscription App Launches to Laudatory Reviews

Oyster wants to be the Netflix of books, with an iPhone app that offers unlimited access to a library of 100,000 titles for $9.95 a month.     | The Atlantic Wire – 2013-09-06

Oyster: The Netflix Of Books

Oyster, an app launched yesterday by a trio of self-proclaimed bookworms, is already being called the "Netflix for books." That's a lofty moniker, but the app may just live up to the hype - it offers... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-06

Oyster offers all-you-can-read ebooks for $10 per month

A startup called Oyster wants to become your “Netflix for e-books.” | PC World – 2013-09-06

Oyster Shows Promise, But Overlaps Too Often With Daily Deals

In using Oyster for several days now, we're impressed but find all too often the selection overlaps with books previously available during flash sales. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-10

Oyster Offers Access Instead of Ownership

Launched a little over a week ago with much media fanfare, Oyster is a New York City–based e-reading startup that offers consumers an all-you-can-read e-book subscription model for $9.95 a month. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-09-20

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, arrives on the iPad

After launching last month for the iPhone, Oyster, a Netflix-like app for reading e-books, is available for the iPad.     | Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-16

Oyster's subscription e-book service launches on iPad, goes invitation-free

Oyster's unlimited e-book service has been more of an exclusive club so far; you've had to read on an iPhone, and request an invitation just to get in. Both of those barriers are disappearing today.... | Engadget – 2013-10-16

Here’s how much Smashwords authors will get paid through ebook subscription service Oyster

Smashwords authors who make their ebooks available through ebook subscription service Oyster will get 60 percent of their book's list price if an Oyster user reads at least 10 percent of it. | GigaOM – 2013-10-26

ePubDirect partners with Oyster

E-book distribution business ePubDirect has partnered with book subscription service Oyster.... | The Bookseller – 2013-11-18

Start-up Oyster raises $14m

E-books subscription start-up Oyster has raised $14m in investment in a deal with Highland... | The Bookseller – 2014-01-14

With $14 million raised, Oyster plans to expand its Netflix-for-books offerings

Offering a library of books for $9.95 per month, Oyster will get an expansion thanks to a big influx of cash. | GigaOM – 2014-01-15

Highland Capital Partners leads $14m investment round in e-reading startup Oyster

Oyster, a New York-based startup that offers unlimited access to books for e-reading consumers, has raised $14 million in a round led by Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm with offices... | Boston.com – 2014-01-15

Oyster launches children’s vertical, signs Disney deal

US e-books subscription start-up Oyster is rolling out a new children’s vertical this week... | The Bookseller – 2014-02-12

Oyster now offers all-you-can-read children's books, including Disney titles

Got a kid with an insatiable appetite for books? You may want to sign up for Oyster, then. The subscription e-book service has just launched a children's section, giving young readers all the titles... | Engadget – 2014-02-13

Oyster, Perseus Ink Pilot E-Book Deal

Oyster, the e-book subscription service launched this year, has reached a deal with the Perseus Books Group to launch a pilot program offering 100 Perseus titles through the Oyster subscription... | Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-19

Oyster Raises $14 Million More

Oyster, the recently launched e-book subscription service, has raised $14 million in its latest funding round. The new funding was led by Highland Capital Partners and includes participation from the... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-14

Perseus Adds 4,000 Titles to Oyster

The Perseus Book Group is expanding its agreement with Oyster, the e-book subscription service, and will make an additional 4,000 titles available to Oyster subscribers. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-18

8 Ways Oyster Books Can Rule the Ebook Subscription Market

In the six months since its debut, the $14 million Oyster ebook subscription platform has yet to take off. What's lacking? What could be improved? We advise. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-25

Oyster Offers Spritz Speed Reading Technology

Subscription e-book service Oyster is teaming with Spritz, the speed-reading venture, to offer Stephen Covey’s self-help bestseller, "The 7 Habits of High Effective People," for free in the Spritz... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-18

Oyster Signs Three

The e-book subscription service announced new partnerships with Andrews McMeel, Globe Pequot Press, and New Word City. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-24

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