Press Release: Oyster Signs Andrews McMeel, Globe Pequot Press, And New Word City As Latest Publisher Partners
New York, NY, April 24, 2014 - Oyster, the unlimited e-book subscription service offering members access to more than 200,000 celebrated literary titles, today announced new content partnerships with renowned publishing houses Andrews McMeel, Globe Pequot Press, and New Word City. The new deals bring the total number of publishers available on Oyster to more than 1,100, ranging from Big Five to prestigious independents.
"Oyster provides publishers the best way to reach today's booklovers. With discovery at our core, we're able to present a seamless and beautiful way to uncover great books that readers may not have otherwise opened. We're excited to welcome Andrews McMeel, Globe Pequot Press and New Word City to Oyster and know that our members will enjoy the many dynamic titles they have to offer," said Matthew Shatz, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at Oyster.
With a constantly growing number of available e-books, Oyster aims to offer readers access to an unparalleled and rich library of books across all genres, for one low monthly price. Through an all-access model, readers are able to consume books without limit, in the same way they've grown accustomed to consuming television, music and more.
"Oyster isn't a business. It's a revolution," said Donna Carpenter, CEO of New Word City. "How much we read will no longer be determined by how much we can spend on books, but only by the time we have available."
Titles from Oyster's new publishing partners span across travel, history, humor, non-fiction, and children's genres and include New York Times bestsellers, National Book Award finalists, and even iconic comic book heroes such as Doonesbury and Calvin & Hobbes.
"Andrews McMeel is delighted to bring our diverse library of titles to Oyster. Our relationship provides an exciting and valuable opportunity to share our catalog with an enthusiastic audience of readers we may not have otherwise reached," said Kirsty Melville, President and Publisher of Andrews McMeel, Book Division.
Oyster is currently available on iOS devices including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch for $9.95 per month. Readers are encouraged to visit oysterbooks.com to start a 30-day free trial.
Oyster is a subscription app offering unlimited access to e-books for one low monthly price. Members can read over 200,000 titles on iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Titles include New York Times bestsellers, award winners, and new releases from more than 1,100 distinguished publishers.
About Andrews McMeel
Known for cutting-edge comics and best-selling humor, cookbook, puzzle, and children's books, Andrews McMeel has a passion for publishing original talent and delighting readers with innovative books and gifts that are worth sharing.
About Globe Pequot Press
More than 60 years after publication of our first title, Globe Pequot Press has grown into a significant independent trade publisher. Imprints include FalconGuides, the country's premier outdoor recreation publisher; our two major trade imprints of Lyons Press and skirt!; Globe Pequot, a leader in local interest and regional travel imprints; TwoDot, an imprint of Western Americana; and two UK sister companies, Footprint Travel Guides and PopOut Maps.
About New Word City
New Word City LLC is a leader in the emerging field of digital publishing, specializing in and pioneering short-form eBooks on a variety of topics, such as biographies, business, fiction, food, history, sports, and travel. Its eBooks appear regularly on a number of bestseller lists.