In the fall of last year, we launched Oyster, delivering the first ever unlimited subscription service for books and giving readers access to over 100,000 titles from more than 500 publishers.
Since then, we’ve grown our library by leaps and bounds—over 500,000 titles from more than 1,600 publishers. We reached half a million books over the past few months by signing lots of new publishers and expanding our relationships with existing partners. And we should mention that the number of pages read on Oyster is rather remarkable—over 100 million, and more pages read every second of the day (8 pages per second, in case you were curious). Well done, you!
So, what’s new to the library? For starters, we’ve nearly doubled the number of New York Times best sellers on our service. We’ve also added new books from HarperCollins—over 11,000 in all, including more than 1,000 titles that are coming to subscription for the very first time. You can now read Flight Behavior from Barbara Kingsolver, Telegraph Avenue from Michael Chabon, or The Cider House Rules by John Irving on Oyster (among many others).
With new publishers like McSweeney’s, Chronicle, Grove Atlantic and Wiley, Oyster now offers more new, classic and popular titles than anywhere else. Need a suggestion? Start with Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell, How Music Works by David Byrne, It Chooses You by Miranda July, Naked Lunch by William Burroughs, Boo (The World’s Cutest Dog) from Chronicle Books (finally!), Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, or series like For Dummies from Wiley and Time Out travel guides.
We’re thrilled to share the largest growing and best quality subscription library with you. It’s never been a better time to be an Oyster member, so why don’t you give it a shot? If you’re already a member, you can get $15 and give your friend $15 through our new referral program.
Go ahead—build up that reading list.
You might want to cancel your evening plans so you can dive into a great new book. We’re just saying.