Amazon unveils Kindle Unlimited, the ‘Spotify for books’: unlimited reading for $9.99 a month

Amazon unveils Kindle Unlimited, the ‘Spotify for books’: unlimited reading for $9.99 a month

Just a day after teasing an all-you-can-eat e-book subscription service, Amazon has made it official: the name is Kindle Unlimited and it offers access to around 600,000 books and some 2,000 audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

Kindle Unlimited, a service dubbed Spotify for books, will work on all devices - iPhone, Android, and others - and not just Kindles. It’s worth noting, though, that while Amazon has struck deals to have popular titles like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the Hunger Games, it has nowhere near as rich a catalog as Spotify has for music. The 600,000 titles definitely do not cover the millions of books, offered in the full Amazon catalog, and we noticed that Nobel Literature Prize laureates, for instance, were mostly poorly represented.

To sweeten the taste, though, Amazon offers a free 30-day trial at start to lure readers in, and it's also gifting a three-month subscription to Audible.

Amazon Kindle Unlimited is right now not truly unlimited when it comes to its availability - users only in the United States can subscribe at the moment.


source: Amazon

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5 Comments

1. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Why is it for if I can download everything for free using torrent?

2. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Because that's illegal and this is you supporting the people who worked on the books and music they created.

3. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Oh well, they should let you see their whole library. This is just a junk deal. 120 bucks a year for a ripoff.

4. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Thanks, but I would like to spend my well-earned money for thing I cant get for free anyway. Im not bathing in pools of dollars like many other people as well...

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

600,000 titles is nice. Having to deal with Amazon, not so much.

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