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Bryan M. Wolfe
| May 21, 2014
Updated: Simon & Schuster Titles Join Oyster, The ‘Netflix Of Books’
See update below. Oyster has announced that Simon & Schuster titles are now available through the “Netflix for books” service. This news comes just weeks after the New York-based company announced that its library has grown to include 500,000 titles from more than 1,600 publishers. Among the many titles now available through Oyster include:
In addition, many of the titles in Stephen King’s vast library are now available including "In the Tall Grass," "11/22/63," "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," and more. First launched last fall, Oyster allows users to read unlimited books on the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad for $9.95 per month. Besides Simon & Schuster, Oyster's growing library includes titles from HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt, Rodale, and Smashwords, the world's largest distributor of self-published e-books. Books from Disney Publishing were added earlier this year. Simon & Schuster authors include: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Stephen Hunter, Glenn Beck, and many more. For more information on Oyster, check out our original review by Christine Chan. You can download the universal app here. See also: Have A Sparkling Spring With The Newly Updated Hello Vino Personal Wine Assistant App, Steve Jobs Biographer Says Apple Wants Beats' Iovine To Run Video Content Service, and Is The Award-Winning iPad Platformer Thomas Was Alone Worth The Price? Updated: Simon & Schuster backlist titles have also arrived through the Netflix-like eBook subscription Scribd. For $8.99 per month, the service offers an unlimited number of books across Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.
- “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson
- “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt
- “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult
- “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown