Books

3 Great New Books I Really Enjoyed

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Several friends sent me books this summer. Paper ones with nice inscriptions. (It's hard to autograph an eBook.) Here's a quick overview of three I really enjoyed. I think you'll enjoy them too.

Oyster

Oyster, the Netflix for Books, Adds Simon and Schuster to Its Catalog

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Oyster, the so-called “Netflix for books,” has added its second Big 5 publisher, Simon & Schuster, to its subscription service that lets you read as many ebooks as you want. Simon & Schuster is bringing its entire backlist of ebooks, which amounts to roughly 14,000 titles. The selection won’t include the latest releases, but most […]

Rooster

Too Busy to Read? ‘Rooster’ App Offers Episodic, Bite-Sized Reading

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Finding time to sit down with a good book is challenging when you’re constantly faced with work deadlines, taking care of your kids or just dealing with life in general. But a new service called Rooster is looking to fix that by delivering novels in short installments that can easily be read during your commute, […]

Oyster

Oyster Teams Up With Disney, Launches Standalone Kids’ Section

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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 […]