Amazon Finally Announces Kindle Unlimited eBook Subscription

Amazon now gives you the chance to get lost in thousands of books. Gala time awaits for all you books lovers.

Here’s your chance to take that first step to build an eBook library you have always desired.

All you need is Amazon’s Kindle. Amazon has finally launched Kindle Unlimited, an e-book subscription service for $9.99 per month. You get an unfettered access to a plethora of books through this service. 

This new model was also leaked online for a brief time and when now it is finally launched amidst much fanfare.

According to the subscription services the users get to lay their hands on  600000 books including both e-books and audio books. This service will work across all platforms and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, BlackBerry, Windows Phone devices, PC and Mac. In addition you also get an access to 2000 audio books from Audible. As per early reports, Kindle Unlimited include certain popular titles for free read – Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games series, The Princess Bride and business titles like George Takei’s Oh Myyy! – There Goes The Internet and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. 

In a press release, Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President of Kindle stated that with this new service the Kindle readers would not have to think twice before picking up a new author. With the voice enabled audio books option available, the users can easily switch between reading and listening to a book. Moreover, the Kindle customers do not face any time limit to hold on to a book. But the number will be limited to 10 digital books at a time. 

On the other hand, there will be no discounts for existing Amazon Prime customers who are paying $95 a year for an access to the unlimited streaming of TV shows, movies and a free 2 day shipping for all the products ordered via Amazon.com. There are some exclusive titles like “Brilliance” by Marcus Sakey, “The Hangman’s Daughter” series by Oliver Pötzsch, “When I Found You” by Catherine Ryan Hyde, “Chasing Shadows” by CJ Lyons, “Sick by Brett Battles” among others. But not all the publishers are included in this subscription service as the 600,000 book titles only includes a tiny part of the millions of the eBooks from Amazon’s digital library. 

In the past few years Amazon has successfully created a niche for itself when it comes to eBooks. When the new subscription service Amazon might, in the long run, disrupt the traditional libraries where to get the books people might also have to wait. Amazon has claimed that there will be no waiting list in their services. 

If you are still not so sure about the Kindle Unlimited subscription services, you can get the one month trial service for free.

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