news\ Jul 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Amazon announces Kindle Unlimited: All you can read for one low monthly price


Amazon currently has over 600,000 books available for Kindle devices and the Kindle app. Paying for each of those individually could get pretty, pretty expensive. But what if Amazon had a service that offered unlimited access to its entire catalog for one low monthly subscription price?

Welcome to Kindle Unlimited, a new subscription service that allows customers to read (or listen if you're the audiobook type) as much as they want for just $9.99 a month. It's kinda like Netflix, but with books for nerds who like to read instead of watch TV shows/movies. The Kindle Unlimited library includes best-sellers like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter series, The Princess Bride, The Sisterhood, The Blind Side, along with thousands of classics like Animal Farm and Cat's Cradle.

“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.”

Kindle Unlimited is available starting today and is accessible from Kindle devices or with Amazon’s free Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android. For those of you on the fence, there's a 30-day trial.

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