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The Netflix of eBooks Expands its Operations

Oyster Books, a subscription based ebook service dubbed the Netflix of eBooks that opened its virtual doors over a year ago, is expanding into the retail market and offering its customers the chance to purchase books alongside its rental facilities.

Its faces an uphill battle to fight the behemoth that is Amazon and its Kindle operations. Amazon sells more digital books than it does physical books, and Kindle sales at one point last year topped over one million per week.

Oyster does however boast that it offers over one million books, including a wide array of bestsellers and award winning novels for just $9.95 a month, including this years hottest selling digital book The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, and last years biggest selling book on the Amazon digital marketplace The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

Oyster Books offer a wide range of great books for a relatively small price, especially if you are anything like me and read a dozen books a month. $10 is a great price for an amazing service with apps available on all the major digital reading devices, iPhones, Androids, Nooks, and even on the Kindle Fire.