Oyster, the New York–based startup that aims to be the Netflix for ebooks, has added about 100 titles from Disney Publishing to its service and is rolling out a new children’s vertical Wednesday. Oyster, which launched last September, charges $9.95 per month for unlimited access to a library of over 100,000 in-copyright ebooks and has iPhone and iPad apps. (The company hasn’t publicly updated that 100,000 figure since launch.) Android apps are slated for later this year. Along with the Disney books, which feature properties like Toy Story, Cars and the Disney Princesses, the vertical will include titles that were already available on Oyster and were either lumped in under “Young Adult” or weren’t categorized. Among those are series like Lemony Snicket and Beezus and Ramona (HarperCollins), Boxcar Children (Open Road) and Curious George (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
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"Oyster Teams Up With Disney, Launches Standalone Kids’ Section" by @ShellyPalmer