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[*] posted on 9/5/2013 at 03:25 PM
Oyster for Books--How do authors get paid?


http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2013/09/05/oyster-launche...

so..... how do authors get paid? I'm confused.





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[*] posted on 9/5/2013 at 03:35 PM


From Smashwords's blog about this:

Itís an author friendly deal so I expect youíll be pleased.
Oyster offers an all-you-can-read
e-reading buffet, complemented
by an elegantly designed e-reading
app with social reading features.

Unlike KDP Select, Oyster does not require exclusivity. Itís open to all Smashwords authors. A single Oyster user could conceivably read multiple books by the same Smashwords author in a single month, and the author will be paid for each book. Smashwords authors will earn their royalty whenever an Oyster subscriber reads more than a sample of their book.


http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/09/smashwords-signs-distribution-ag...




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[*] posted on 9/5/2013 at 03:51 PM


From another article:

The two biggest issues for Oyster are of course price and selection. Oyster's 100,000 books includes a nice range of classics and modern titles, but at launch it's lacking many bestsellers and brand new releases. For the casual user, paying $120 a year for a service like this makes the most sense if you don't have to pay much more on top to read other releases not available to rent. In my own experience, many of the books I searched for ó from well-known authors like Jonathan Lethem, George Saunders and Anthony Swofford ó were unavailable. That may change if the service gets more traction among users and therefore increased leverage among publishers.

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Potentially a way for indie pubbed authors to get discovered... or another way to widen the divide between the big time trade authors and the indie published ones.




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[*] posted on 9/5/2013 at 03:52 PM


a Pew survey from last year found that just 27% of Americans read the equivalent of one or more books per month ó digital or physical ó which suggests the $120/year could be seen as steep price to pay for many.



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[*] posted on 11/12/2015 at 04:39 AM


Okay. Oyster is closing.



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[*] posted on 11/12/2015 at 12:11 PM


Haha, there's a shocker.



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[*] posted on 11/13/2015 at 08:50 PM


http://blog.oysterbooks.com/

The existing Oyster service will no longer be available starting in January 2016. Existing subscriber, customer, and reader accounts will continue to operate normally (without interruption) until then. If you are currently an Oyster customer, we have sent you an email with all of the details regarding your account.




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