Publishers using the ePubDirect system can select Oyster as an outlet on their distribution platform, only titles with US rights will be sent to Oyster at the moment as Oyster is a US based subscription service. There are currently more than 200 publishers using the ePubDirect eBook distribution system . In addition to supplying the channel, ePubDirect also provide analytics and sales reports for the channel to publishers who have selected Oyster. These reports show details of sales by title, territory, date and revenue.
App based, Oyster allows users to get unlimited access to a library of books for one monthly price. Designed for Apple iOS7, the easy to use app was designed from the ground up to optimize the reading experience on mobile devices. Oyster combines discovery with access and reading, so users will be able to get recommendations and immediately begin reading.
“ePubDirect work continuously to add the most relevant retailers to our eBook Distribution service, and we are very excited to be able to add Oyster to our platform”, explained Gareth Cuddy, CEO, ePubDirect. “Oysters app based subscription model extends our publishers reach and offers our customers new discoverability and sales opportunities.”
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