Oyster, The "Spotify For Books," Comes To The IPad

It is also offering free 30-day trials to anyone who wants to subscribe.

Last month we saw the launch of Oyster, the iPhone app that lets you read unlimited e-books for $10 a month. Today, Oyster is adding an iPad app for iOS 7 and is shifting from an invite-only model to open access for anyone interested in subscribing to its apps, starting with a 30-day free trial.

Since you're likely to use Oyster for iPad at home, versus when you're out, the app features a dark blue background that the team says encourages readers to "get lost in their book" by dulling the reflection from the iPad screen.

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  • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    I would have thought the "Spotify for Books" is the public library.

  • Gnimelf

    300 pages at 250 words per page is 75000 words. The average person reads 300 words per minute. That's 250 minutes, or a little over 6 hours, to read a book. 15 - 20 books a month for an avid reader is quite possible.