Macmillan titles come to Oyster and Scribd's e-book subscription services


Knock another major publisher off the list of holdouts for e-book subscription services. Oyster announced Tuesday morning that it had reached an agreement with Macmillan to bring 1,000 titles from the publisher and its imprints to Oyster's Netflix-like offering.

UPDATE: After this article was published, Scribd confirmed to PCWorld that it also struck a deal with Macmillan, and that the publisher's 1,000 back catalog titles are coming to that service as well.

Macmillan's 1,000 book titles will come from the publisher's back catalog as it experiments with putting e-books on subscription services. That could change in the coming months if Macmillan sees benefit in offering its titles with Oyster. Publishers such as Grove Atlantic and Houghton Mifflin, for example, now offer new releases after experimenting with their back catalog, an Oyster representative said.

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