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Oyster, An eBook Subscription Service, Has Raised $14M in Funding

oysterperseusOyster, the eBook subscription service that has been described as a Netflix for books, has raised $14 million in funding.

The New York Times has the story: “The new investment was led by Highland Capital Partners and included additional capital from an existing investor, Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund. That raises the company’s total fund-raising to $17 million. The new cash will help Oyster as it embarks on a significant expansion effort, according to Eric Stromberg, a co-founder and the company’s chief executive.”

Oyster launched with an iPhone app late last summer, then added an iPad app in October. The service lets readers pay $9.95 a month for access to as many eBooks as they can read. The catalog boasts more than 100,000 titles from 800 publishers and the company continues to add partnerships with new publishers.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.