Are ebook subscription platforms the next big thing?
Two launched this week: eReatah and Oyster. The former is a bit more like a book-of-the-month club and has a relatively high price point; and the latter is more like Spotify or Netflix. They both have signed on one of the largest U.S. publishers and both have created a lot of hoopla.
But the big question is, as it always is: Will consumers buy it? For most readers, people who only read a handful of books a year, these services may be too pricey and not make much sense. Of course, consumers don’t always do what’s in their best financial interest and many are willing to pay for things like convenience and image. Time will tell.
Related: PaidContent’s In-Depth Look Into Oyster | How Much Would You Pay For the Spotify of Ebooks?

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Comparing Oyster and eReatah (The Digital Reader)
Haven’t heard enough about Oyster and eReatah this week? Well, there’s more! Compare the two side-by-side with this post.
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