I’ve been a member of Oyster – the streaming-style*Â ebook service that bills itself as the ‘Netflix for books’ – since late September. After five months of regular usage, I think I am ready to share my thoughts.
First, the numbers. Oyster costs $9.95/mo for unlimited reading. I’ve spent $39.80 total (the first month was free). I’ve read 19 books on Oyster during that time. So that breaks down to about $2.10 per book read. Not bad.
Is Oyster worth $9.95/mo? The answer to that question depends partly on how much you read.Â But the reasons I like it aren’t really reflected in the dollars and cents.
Here are five reasons I love Oyster: [Read more…] about Are Streaming-Style Services the Future of eBooks?