Amazon has usually tied most of its services to Amazon Prime, you saw this with the recently released prime music. Now they’re trying something different with something new. Amazon is launching Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-eat service that looks to be the Netflix or Spotify of e-books.
They’re not skimping on the titles either, the service has launched with over 600,000 titles including the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Hunger Games books to feed your inner Katniss. The service offers these with true unlimited reading. This is true all you can eat, not a lending library. Kindle books isn’t the only service wrapped into Kindle Unlimited. Users have access to over 2,000 audio books from Kindle’s Amazon sister service audible. Where the titles match up, users will have Amazon’s Whispersync technology that matches your place in the e-book and audio book. Subscribers also get a membership to Audible’s own subscription service. That alone will get you 3 free audio books.
Kindle Unlimited Will cost $9.99 a month and not need a separate app. It’ll work with the normal Kindle Apps for Mac/ Windows PC, and just about every mobile platform you can think of. This pricing is similar to Netflix’s recent price increase. If you’re an avid reader, this could be a very nice service. It’s essentially getting access to 600,000 books for what you’d pay a month for just one. However, that’ll depend on actual selection. Amazon gives you a 1-month free trial to find out.
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