eReatah Launches E-book subscription service as ‘private beta’

by Curtis Lee Fulton

E-book subscription startup eReatah says it’s launched a “private beta” of its service. No word yet on when the service becomes public.

eReatah’s monthly subscription rates for two eBooks a month costs $16.99. Three books a month goes for $25.50 and four books a month is $33.50. The company claims its customers can save 20-40% a book than if they bought them individually.

Although eReatah is a subscription service, its customers don’t “rent” the books – customers are full owners of the works they download, although the books are tethered to a maximum of six devices.  

The company claims it’s “the only mainstream e-book subscription service working in conjunction with any of the major trade publishing houses.” eReatah has inked deals with the likes of Berrett-Koehler, Diversion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Independent Publishers Group, Ingram Content Group, Open Road Integrated Media, Simon & Schuster, Sourcebooks and Workman.