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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... | – 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

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, now offers more than 500,000 titles

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... | Los Angeles Times – 2014-05-08

Oyster Adds 500 Publishers

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 – 2014-05-08

S&S Adds E-Book Backlist to Oyster, Scribd

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-21

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, is expanding

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. | Los Angeles Times – 2014-06-18

Oyster Brings Subscription Service to Android

Its library of more than 500,000 titles is now available on all Android devices. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-17

Amazon, Oyster Battle for Ebook Dominance

Oyster, which offers an ebook subscription service similar to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, announced the launch of its web and mobile web reader Thursday. | – 2014-07-25

Oyster Now Available Via the Web or Mobile Browser

Subscription e-book service Oyster is expanding its platform, offering subscribers access to the website through any web browser. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-24

Oyster Looks Back at a Year of E-book Subscription

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. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-09-15

Oyster magazine: the best covers from 20 years in pictures

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... | The Guardian – 2014-09-18

Oyster Adds Book List Recommendations

E-book subscription service Oyster is adding a Book Lists feature to expand its ability to offer book recommendations to readers. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-04

Oyster Debuts Online Literary Journal

Oyster, the e-book subscription service, is launching the 'Oyster Review,' an online literary journal that will publish original material on books and writing. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-20

Bloomsbury signs with Oyster in US

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... | The Bookseller – 2014-12-19

Oyster Adds 1,000 Bloomsbury Titles

E-book subscription service Oyster is adding 1000 books from Bloomsbury to its inventory of titles. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-12-19

Oyster, Scribd Add Macmillan E-books; Frontlist Grows

Oyster and Scribd add Macmillan backlist e-books in addition to a growing list of frontlist titles. | Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-13

Macmillan US joins Oyster and Scribd

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... | The Bookseller – 2015-01-14

Macmillan titles come to Oyster and Scribd's e-book subscription services

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... | PC World – 2015-01-13

Oyster Starts 2015 Off With Two Big Announcements

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... | Publishing Perspectives – 2015-01-15

Oyster Announces Partnership With Pottermore To Offer Harry Potter Series

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,... | The Huffington Post – 2015-01-28

Oyster Adds Harry Potter

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. | Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-28

Pottermore first for Oyster

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... | The Bookseller – 2015-01-29

'Harry Potter' comes to Oyster's all-you-can-read book service

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... | Engadget – 2015-01-28

Oyster Adds E-book Retail

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-08

Oyster launches e-book store

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,... | The Bookseller – 2015-04-09

Oyster breaks out of its subscription shell, targets Amazon with e-book store

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... | PC World – 2015-04-08

Oyster, a Netflix for books, will take on Amazon with new e-bookstore

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... | Crains New York – 2015-04-09

Oyster hopes you'll buy the books its subscription doesn't cover

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... | Engadget – 2015-04-08

Oyster, The "Spotify For Books," Is Taking On Amazon With E-Book Sales

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... | Fast Company – 2015-04-08

Oyster Launches E-Bookstore

Subscription book service Oyster launched an e-bookstore Wednesday that will allow consumers to purchase titles on an a la carte basis. | The Wall Street Journal – 2015-04-09

Startup Oyster signs big publishers for e-bookstore

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... | Yahoo! News – 2015-04-08

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