Simon & Schuster Inks Deal With Playster

By Dianna Dilworth 

Simon & Schuster has signed a content deal with a new digital media streaming app called Playster. Under the terms of the agreement, the publisher will offer unlimited access to a select backlist of eBook titles from its U.S. and international catalog through the Playster service.

Titles on the app now include: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls, “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, “The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare and “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Playster library that already includes titles from HarperCollins Publishers and Harlequin.

Similar to Oyster and Netflix, the Playster app allows readers to access content through a subscription model. The app is currently in beta, but is scheduled to launch this summer. Users will have unlimited access to movies, TV, music, video games and books through the ad-free service.