Sad news has come for those loyal readers and avid users of the Oyster e-book subscription service app. After two years of new features and great options, the company has announced that they are shutting down the service over the next several months.
An unpleasant surprise
With the success we have seen for Oyster over time, this news is definitely surprising. The app has been featured by The New Yorker, CNN, and “The Today Show.” Some of us at AppAdvice have even jumped onto this gem of an app dubbed the “Netflix For Books.”
According to the farewell post on Oyster’s blog:
If you are an Oyster reader you will receive an email personally regarding your account in the next few weeks. We look forward to sharing more details soon, but rest assured, your account will continue to operate normally in the meantime.
Where to next?
A recent article from Macworld mentions that some of the staff from Oyster will move on to work for Google, Google Play Books to be exact. This could be a very successful move for those folks, but for those fans, readers, and lovers of Oyster it is assuredly disappointing. Where will you go? Scribd or Kindle perhaps? Let us know in the comments below.
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