Amazon has launched Kindle Unlimited, which is a new Netflix-like service for e-books and audiobooks. Kindle Unlimited gives subscribers access to around 600,000 e-books to download onto their Kindles, as well as around 2,000 audiobooks from Audible.
Amazon has said that the price for the service is $9.99 a month, but users can have try it free for one month first, if they wish.
“With Kindle Unlimited, you won’t have to think twice before you try a new author or genre—you can just start reading and listening,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle. “In addition to offering over 600,000 eBooks, Kindle Unlimited is also by far the most cost-effective way to enjoy audiobooks and eBooks together.
With thousands of Whispersync for Voice-enabled audiobooks to choose from, you can easily switch between reading and listening to a book, allowing the story to continue even when your eyes are busy. We hope you take advantage of the 30-day free trial and try it for yourself.”
Some highly popular book titles will be available on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, including The Hunger Games series and The Lord of the Rings series. Some of the audiobooks offered are popular titles like Life of Pi and Water for Elephants.
Kindle Unlimited customers will also receive a free three-month subscription to the full services of Audible, which has over150,000 audiobooks available for download.
Check out Amazon’s new service right here and see what you think.