Photo Credit: Oyster Shell, by IvanWalsh.com

Photo Credit: Oyster Shell, by IvanWalsh.com

Steven Bertoni (Forbes) announces in his recent post, “Oyster Launches Netflix for Books,” that start-up Oyster has introduced a “digital, all you can eat subscription platform for books.” Oyster, using its iPhone platform, gives subscribers 100,000 titles. An iPad version is coming this fall. Titles are from serious publishers like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins, Workman, and self-publisher Smashwords. “Oyster’s an obvious option for voracious readers, or those of us living in 300 sq ft studios. It’s also perfect for skimming select chapters of business books or health books that you’re curious about but not willing to pay full price for.” Mr. Bertoni concludes by wondering if Amazon, Google and Apple will join the subscription business bandwagon.

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