Amazon Kindle Unlimited: 12 IMPORTANT Things You Need to Know
Whenever a person comes to know that his friend has a Netflix subscription, he is drowned in a sea of envious emotions wishing that he too had the subscription. Amazon too has jumped into the arena to make people jealous.
Amazon, the largest U.S e-commerce website has announced a $9.99/month subscription for gaining unlimited access to more than 600,000 e-books in its archives. The things you need to know about Amazon Kindle Unlimited are the following:
1. It can be activated for $9.99/ month for unlimited access to all the more than 600,000 books on the service.
2. All books published using the Kindle Direct Publishing Select will be automatically uploaded to the service.
3. All a subscriber has to do is to find the books that are included in the service and click the “Read for free” option and start reading.
4.Around 2000 audio-books are also available in the service.
5. Most of the books, about 500,000 are self-published books, but famous series like Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are also available. Moreover, Life of Pi, The Giver and Water for Elephants are also available.
6. Users can download up to 10 books a time and start reading.
7. Kindle Unlimited subscribers will not have to think twice before selecting a book, as books will be available on the go after the download.
8. The Kindle Unlimited service is available on all Kindle devices, and on iOS and Android through the Kindle app.
9. The service is only available to U.S customers.
10. If interested, people can try out the service on a 30 day free trial.
11. Subscribers can gain access to 150,000 plus audio-books through the 3 month membership of the Audible service on Amazon.
12. The service can be used in tandem with Whispersync for Voice, which allows the reader to switch from reading to listening from the place left off in the book.
The Amazon Kindle Unlimited service was something that had been a long time coming, as similar services are provided by Scribd and Oyster. Dubbed the “Netflix for Books,” Amazon has made an important leap in further cementing its already-cemented position in the e-book world.