Amazon Officially Announces 'Kindle Unlimited' E-book and Audiobook Subscription Service

Following the premature posting of information about the program, Amazon today officially announced Kindle Unlimited, a new e-book and audiobook subscription service that provides unlimited access to 600,000 Kindle titles and thousands of Audible audiobooks for $9.99 per month. Subscribers can access the content on any Kindle device or via the Kindle app on the iPad, iPhone or Mac.

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The Kindle Unlimited service includes high-profile Kindle titles such as The Hobbit and the Harry Potter series as well as popular audiobooks like The Hunger Games trilogy and Life of Pi. The service includes popular Kindle features including Highlights, X-Ray and Whispersync for Voice, which allows users to switch between listening and reading a book without losing their place.

Amazon is offering Kindle Unlimited with a 30-day free trial that also includes a free three-month membership to the full Audible service with access to more than 150,000 audiobooks. After this trial period is over, subscribers must pay $9.99 per month for the Kindle Unlimited service and can opt to continue the additional Audible membership for $14.95 per month.

Top Rated Comments

adamryan1983 Avatar
127 months ago
With Netflix asking only 8 dollars per month for unlimited movies and TV shows, 10 dollars per month for books seems pretty high in my opinion.

What makes books less valuable than movies? Being a reader, I think 9.99 is well justified for unlimited reading for a month.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yvan256 Avatar
127 months ago
With Netflix asking only 8 dollars per month for unlimited movies and TV shows, 10 dollars per month for books seems pretty high in my opinion.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fa8362 Avatar
127 months ago
Why not use the library...for FREE? Why give money to Amazon?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
woodekm Avatar
127 months ago
I dont even know how to read. Maybe the audio books will be for me then.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fa8362 Avatar
127 months ago
Because it's boring.

The library isn't at all boring, and not giving money to Amazon isn't boring either.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Roger Wade Avatar
127 months ago
Newp. tried a couple years ago. They've outright refused to budge.

Government workers are .... <Fillin your own word>
What's your word for deadbeats that don't pay what they owe?

Can I fill in my own word for that?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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