Amazon Kindle Unlimited: $9.99, and Coming Soon

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Amazon is reportedly testing a new offering named Kindle Unlimited according to a series of images posted on their site which have since been removed. For $9.99 per month, Kindle users could have access to over 600,000 Kindle eBook titles and thousands of audiobooks. It’s not yet known exactly which publishers would be included or which audio titles will appear.

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It seems unlikely the audiobook catalog will be very broad, since Amazon already offers a paid service through its Audible subsidiary starting at $14.95/mo for one title.

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Whether Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited represents a good deal for must users depends on how many books they regularly download via Kindle. Most popular books are priced regularly around $9.99 for the Kindle version so break-even would be at least one book monthly. Of course this also depends on the catalog of books available. The wider the catalog the better the value.

Oysterbooks.com offers a similar service also priced at $9.99 per month, and they are claiming 500,000 books in their catalog.

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Will you be signing up for Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited?

 

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Wayne Schulz
Wayne is a diehard Android user and consultant specializing in Sage 100 ERP Accounting Software. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. When not helping them with their homework or pushing the latest school fundraiser off on his co-workers, he is active hiking and investigating all manner of technology.

2 Comments on "Amazon Kindle Unlimited: $9.99, and Coming Soon"

  1. One thing Amazon will definitely do better than Oyster is search and reading experience. Oyster’s search was AWFUL when I tested it, truly the worst, and their reading experience was equally craptastic.

    If Amazon maintains even the basic Kindle reading experience they’ll eat Oyster’s lunch.

  2. It will be interesting to see what the offering really looks like … for example, their ‘Prime Music’ is really not worth paying for … so with this costing *MORE THAN PRIME* on an annualized basis … it had better be delivering something worthwhile.

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