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Bookworms get unlimited access to books through apps

Published on Dec 4, 2013 11:43 AM

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Film and television fans use apps to view their favourite movies and shows and now readers can have similar access to an unlimited digital library.

For a monthly fee of about US$10 (S$12.50), Oyster and Scribd will allow bookworms to instantly browse and read e-books through smartphone and tablet apps and to download them for offline reading.

"We see ourselves as the world's digital library. You can read whatever you want without having to make a payment every time you read," said Mr Trip Adler, the co-founder and chief executive of Scribd, based in San Francisco.

Mr Eric Stromberg, the head of New-York based Oyster, said part of the appeal is being able to digitally browse through books as readers do in a bookstore or library.

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