Jul 18 AT 9:04 AM Nick Sarafolean 3 Comments

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited, subscription e-reading service


Amazon has launched Kindle Unlimited, its subscription e-reading service that allows a user to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to a library of e-books and audiobooks. The cost is $9.99 per month and the service includes popular titles such as the Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings series and The Hunger Games series. The entire library contains over 600,000 e-books and thousands of audiobooks thanks to a partnership with Audible.

Kindle Unlimited has a few drawbacks, however. The most severe is that nowhere near the full extent of Amazon’s Kindle library is included. A portion of it is available for you to read, but don’t be surprised if there are some obvious omissions. The audiobook scene faces a similar problem, with only “thousands” of audiobooks available. If you want Audible’s full range of audiobooks, you’ll have to purchase a separate Audible subscription, though Amazon is giving Kindle Unlimited users a free three month Audible subscription. For those wary about the service, Amazon is allowing a 30-day free trial to see if it fits your needs or not.

Leave us a comment if you’ll give Kindle Unlimited a shot.

Via: The Verge

Source: Amazon

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • charu

    Have been waiting eagerly for this kind of service so will give it a shot for sure.

  • Vance

    Hmm… When I saw the title my first thought was goodbye oyster and audible subscriptions… But the lack of options might prove problematic. I’ll check it out tho.

  • Tangent

    I just checked out the list of books available, and I’m in. Based on the ones I’ve found so far there will be enough to make this worthwhile for at least several months.