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Google’s dealing with Oyster indicates that e-books are becoming content that’s read on big platforms, similarly to news

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As e-book subscription service Oyster closes over the coming months, some of its staff will likely be moving to Google. In addition, Laura Hazard Owen reports that Google is also acquiring some of Oyster’s assets, including its technology, discovery tools, and editorial content. Oyster’s demise leaves only two general e-book subscription services, Scribd and Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. Owen writes that indicates that e-books, similarly to news, are becoming a form of content that users are reading on big platforms.

+ Related: E-book sales fell 10 percent in the first 5 months of 2015, according to the Association of American Publishers (New York Times)

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