Oyster, better known as the Netflix of eBooks, has just launched a new childrens section today, which should give parents another reason to sign up for the service. The bulk of the titles are stemming from a new relationship with Disney Publishing.
The eBook subscription site launched last September and current has a library of 100,000 titles. Oyster charges $9.95 a month to read as many backlist titles as you want, on the iPad or iPhone.
The kids section is mainly populated by titles garnered by the new Disney deal. Of course, you have the main characters such as Mickey, Donald and Goofy, but also Toy Story, Cars and the Disney Princesses. One of the big benefits of this category is putting content in there that used to be in the YA area. Parents be warned, the vast majority of the Disney titles on Oyster are not picture books, but they are short novels.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.