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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Fast Company – 2012-10-11
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...
Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-06
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.
Crains New York – 2013-09-06
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...
Fast Company – 2013-09-06
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...
Wired – 2013-09-05
Can a Spotify-like service created by ex-Googlers shake up the publishing industry?
The Atlantic Wire – 2013-09-06
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 Huffington Post – 2013-09-06
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...
PC World – 2013-09-06
A startup called Oyster wants to become your “Netflix for e-books.”
Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-10
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.
Publishers Weekly – 2013-09-20
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.
Los Angeles Times – 2013-10-16
After launching last month for the iPhone, Oyster, a Netflix-like app for reading e-books, is available for the iPad.
Engadget – 2013-10-16
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....
GigaOM – 2013-10-26
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.
The Bookseller – 2013-11-18
E-book distribution business ePubDirect has partnered with book subscription service Oyster....
The Bookseller – 2014-01-14
E-books subscription start-up Oyster has raised $14m in investment in a deal with Highland...
GigaOM – 2014-01-15
Offering a library of books for $9.95 per month, Oyster will get an expansion thanks to a big influx of cash.
Boston.com – 2014-01-15
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...
The Bookseller – 2014-02-12
US e-books subscription start-up Oyster is rolling out a new children’s vertical this week...
Engadget – 2014-02-13
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...
Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-19
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 – 2014-01-14
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 – 2014-03-18
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.
Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-25
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.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-18
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 – 2014-04-24
The e-book subscription service announced new partnerships with Andrews McMeel, Globe Pequot Press, and New Word City.
Los Angeles Times – 2014-05-08
Oyster, an iPhone and iPad app that gives users unlimited access to its catalog of e-books for $9.95 per month, announced that it now has more than 500,000 titles available on its service. The New...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-08
Subscription e-book service Oyster announced that it has added about 500 new publisher partners and its library of e-books has increased to more than 500,000 titles, including an expanded partnership...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-21
Simon & Schuster has reached an agreement with subscription e-book services Oyster and Scribd to make 10,000 of its backlist e-books available to subscribers. This is S&S’s first time offering its...
Los Angeles Times – 2014-06-18
Oyster, the e-book subscription service, has launched a new version of its app that is available for Android devices as well as Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook tablets.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-17
Its library of more than 500,000 titles is now available on all Android devices.
Boston.com – 2014-07-25
Oyster, which offers an ebook subscription service similar to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, announced the launch of its web and mobile web reader Thursday.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-24
Subscription e-book service Oyster is expanding its platform, offering subscribers access to the website through any web browser.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-09-15
A year after its launch, e-book subscription service Oyster, has added tens of thousands of titles, scores of new publishers and appears to be attracting more subscribers.
The Guardian – 2014-09-18
Australian fashion magazine Oyster is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with an all-Australian issue, including photographers, stylists, models and interviewees. Contemporary art photographer Bill...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-04
E-book subscription service Oyster is adding a Book Lists feature to expand its ability to offer book recommendations to readers.
Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-20
Oyster, the e-book subscription service, is launching the 'Oyster Review,' an online literary journal that will publish original material on books and writing.
The Bookseller – 2014-12-19
E-book subscription service Oyster has signed up Bloomsbury as its latest publisher. The US service will now offer more than 1,000 titles published by Bloomsbury in the US, including Anthony...
Publishers Weekly – 2014-12-19
E-book subscription service Oyster is adding 1000 books from Bloomsbury to its inventory of titles.
Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-13
Oyster and Scribd add Macmillan backlist e-books in addition to a growing list of frontlist titles.
The Bookseller – 2015-01-14
Macmillan US has become the third large publisher to enroll e-books in the Oyster and Scribd subscription services. The publisher revealed it is adding 1,000 backlist titles to both platforms today...
PC World – 2015-01-13
Knock another major publisher off the list of holdouts for e-book subscription services. Oyster announced Tuesday morning that it had reached an agreement with Macmillan to bring 1,000 titles from...
Publishing Perspectives – 2015-01-15
Oyster, a book subscription service in the United States, has kicked off 2015 with two major announcements, including offering more than 1 million books. The post Oyster Starts 2015 Off With Two Big...
The Huffington Post – 2015-01-28
What is Spotify without Taylor Swift? Netflix without Friends? Oyster without Harry Potter? While Taylor Swift fans still find cold comfort in their Spotify Premium accounts, the last two ordeals,...
Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-28
All seven Harry Potter books as well as the Hogwarts Library, the three additional books Rowling wrote about the Harry Potter world, are now available on Oyster.
The Bookseller – 2015-01-29
E-book subscription site Oyster has partnered with Pottermore to make all 10 Harry Potter-related titles available via a subscription service. The offering, only available in the US, includes the...
Engadget – 2015-01-28
If you're the sort of Harry Potter fan who can't help but read the series again and again, Oyster has a treat in store. The all-you-can-read subscription service has teamed up with Pottermore to...
Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-08
Oyster, the e-book subscription service launched in 2013, has added a retail component to its business. It is now offering more than a million e-books for sale, including titles from all of the Big...
The Bookseller – 2015-04-09
Oyster has launched an online e-book store in the US. The subscription company, which started out in September 2013 charging $9.95 a month for unlimited e-books, has now expanded into online retail,...
PC World – 2015-04-08
E-book subscription service Oyster has opened an online book store, a move that pits the young company against heavyweight Amazon.Oyster’s ebook store has the support of the top five publishers in...
Crains New York – 2015-04-09
Oyster, the subscription e-book startup that has been slowly persuading publishers to embrace the Netflix model for books, has now ventured into the e-book retail business: On Wednesday, the... To...
Engadget – 2015-04-08
Oyster's all-you-can-read subscription service includes a lot of books, but it doesn't cover everything that piques your curiosity. In many cases, you still have to buy those titles that slip through...
Fast Company – 2015-04-08
Known for its unlimited e-book subscription service, Oyster is wading into the crowded e-book market against Amazon and Barnes & Noble.Oyster, which has carved out its own subscription niche in...
The Wall Street Journal – 2015-04-09
Subscription book service Oyster launched an e-bookstore Wednesday that will allow consumers to purchase titles on an a la carte basis.
Yahoo! News – 2015-04-08
Subscription e-book service Oyster announced Wednesday it has signed all five major publishers for its new US online bookstore, a move which could ramp up competition against Amazon. Oyster, which...
Publishers Weekly – 2015-06-17
E-book subscription service Oyster has developed Lumin, a new feature available via its app that automatically adjusts the light emitted from mobile screens to ease eyestrain and prevent sleep...
The Huffington Post – 2015-08-26
Several weeks ago, I posted on this blog a short review of the new book "The Oyster War" by Summer Brennan focusing on several important factual errors in her account. Since the book was published,...
Publishers Weekly – 2015-09-21
The e-book subscription service announced on its blog that it is shutting down its operations over the next few months.
Engadget – 2015-09-22
Oyster's experiment with a Netflix-like subscription service for e-books appears to be coming to a close... at least, in its current form. The startup is warning customers that it will shut...
PC World – 2015-09-22
The world of ebook subscription services lost one of its earliest proponents late Monday evening, when Oyster—the so-called “Netflix of ebooks,” which also recently opened an online book...
GigaOM – 2015-09-22
Ebook subscription service Oyster is dying, and it's taking my hope of avoiding Amazon right along with it. The reading service debuted in 2013 and raised $14 million in January 2014…
Fast Company – 2015-09-22
Oyster, an e-book subscription service inspired by Netflix and Spotify, is shuttering—and Google has scooped up its top execs.Oyster, the e-book subscription service and would-be Amazon competitor,...
Wired – 2015-09-23
Most of the e-book startup's team is reportedly moving to Google. The post ‘Netflix for Books’ Startup Oyster Is Shutting Down appeared first on WIRED.
Yahoo! News – 2015-09-22
Oyster, the startup seeking to be the "Netflix for e-books" by offering unlimited reading for a monthly fee, says its story is coming to an end.
Publishing Perspectives – 2015-09-23
Oyster, one of the first and most prominent ebook subscription services, is shutting down, with much of its team moving on to Google Play Books. The post Ebook Sub Service Oyster Closing Shop, Google...
Publishing Perspectives – 2015-09-23
"It is the publishers that killed Oyster, where there was never much interest in seeing it succeed," says Simon Dunlop, CEO of Russia-based Bookmate. The post Bookmate CEO says “Publishers...
The Bookseller – 2015-09-25
The chief executive of e-book subscription service Bookmate has said Oyster was "killed" by publishers who feared the challenge it posed to their existing e-book business models. Following the...
Publishers Weekly – 2015-09-25
The shuttering of Oyster, "the Netflix of books," raises questions about the sustainability of the e-book subscription model.