Oyster, the Netflix of Ebooks, Launches for iPad

We subscribe to streaming video services like Netflix, and subscription music services like Spotify – why not get our Ebooks on a subscription model too? After all, for heavy readers, the cost of all those quickly-consumed books can add up quickly, especially since not all libraries have totally jumped on the Ebooks bandwagon yet.

Enter Oyster, an Ebooks subscription service that’s being called the “Netflix of Ebooks.” The service has been available for the iPhone on an invitation-only basis for the past month, but now it’s available to everyone and on any iOS device. (No word on whether Windows or Android will be supported in the future.) Oyster costs $9.95 a month for access to a library of over 100,000 books and, like Netflix, offers a 30-day free trial. Oyster provides personalized recommendations based on your tastes, editor’s picks, offline reading, and a social component that lets you “like” books and peek into your friends’ lists of read books.

Are you a fan of subscription services, or do you prefer to purchase your songs, movies, and books on an individual basis? Let me know in the comments.

(via The Next Web)