Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Oyster To Jump Into Ebook Sales

You're making a big mistake.
Panzer found some more big news for you in the Catosphere. Yesterday our big bad news reporter told you about Kobo's  entrance into the ereader market. Today he discovered Oyster is jumping into the ebook retail market. So, yesterday Kobo announced Amazon competition and today Oyster announces Amazon competition.

According to a post by Calvin Reid at the Publishers' Weekly site, Oyster announced they'll be adding an ebook retail store to their subscription service. The store will carry ebooks from the big five publishers. While Oyster's services are only available in the U.S. now, there are plans to expand internationally this year.

Panzer says, "I think they're making a big mistake. It doesn't look like there's any place in the plan for indie authors. Smashwords has had an agreement with Oyster since the beginning and contributed a lot to their size."

Note: this is a l-o-n-g post, so bring a b-i-g cup of tea.

To read the full post, tootle over to Oyster

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