Spotlight Falls on E-book Subscription Services
Amazon’s entry into the e-book subscription business has raised some eyebrows, and some hackles
by Rachel Deahl
Oyster, the e-book subscription service with nearly half a million titles, launched in 2013. Scribd, its main competitor, also launched last year. While each generated some interest from publishers and consumers, it wasn’t until the July 18 launch of Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s e-book subscription service, that pundits and media outlets began parsing what these new business models mean for the future of books.