Tuesday, 22 September 2015
'Oyster' a great ebook idea, to close.
'Oyster', often called 'The Netflix of books' is to close its doors.
Which surprised all of us!
Started in 2013, the concept was to have unlimited access to books for a monthly fee of 9.95 usd.
Just seemed like a great idea...however, its demise is blamed both on a lack of publishers (so a lack of availability of some books) and competition from Amazon Kindle through their own "unlimited" subscription model. Scribd is still going strong.
To be fair too, Oyster seems to be winding down with promises of subscription returns on so on.
Really such a pity for such a great little idea.