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Whether you’re already a Kindle user or simply like to read, you’re probably familiar with Amazon’s massive range of ebooks in the Kindle store. For super-avid readers, however, Amazon has a service called Kindle Unlimited that gets users unlimited access to Kindle’s full ebook catalog, plus some other perks like audiobooks and magazine subscriptions.
Kindle Unlimited Prime Day deal 2021
For Prime Day, first-time Kindle subscribers can choose between a free 30-day trial or a two-month subscription for $4.99 total (normally $19.98). After two months, the subscription will auto-renew to $9.99 a month.
If you were otherwise to spend about $15 a week on books, this service could save you $50 a month in the long run (minus the usual $10 monthly fee).
Note: You do not have to be an Amazon Prime member to sign up for Kindle Unlimited — it’s a different Amazon service.
However, if you do have a new Amazon Prime membership, you can get four months of Kindle Unlimited for free, according to a press release from Amazon.
Deals for previous Kindle Unlimited subscribers may vary, though. For example, one of our editors who has a Kindle and was previously a Kindle Unlimited subscriber is seeing a price of 99 cents for two months, but another is just seeing the $5 deal.
What is Kindle Unlimited?
An Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription grants users access to over one million ebooks, as well as unlimited access to audiobooks and up to three magazine subscriptions. You can read to your heart’s content, whether you want to stock up on beach reads, dive into thrillers or true crime stories, snag the latest new releases, or prep some audiobooks for an upcoming trip.
Kindle Unlimited benefits
Kindle Unlimited functions like a digital library, but unlike actual digital libraries, you won’t have to wait for weeks to access brand new releases. You can also keep up to 10 ebooks/audiobooks at a time and don’t have any due dates .
Another big plus is that you don’t necessarily need a Kindle e-reader to take advantage of the Kindle Unlimited service. You can enjoy Kindle ebooks on other devices, including your tablet, smartphone, or even on your computer.
Is Kindle Unlimited worth it?
If you find yourself cycling through books pretty quickly and like the idea of reading them on a Kindle or digital device, Kindle Unlimited can be worth trying out, especially if you want access to brand-new books (and don’t see a need in buying ones you’ll probably only read once).
You can also cancel your subscription any time, so if after two months you end up deciding that Kindle Unlimited isn’t right for you, you don’t have to pay anymore (just remember to cancel before it auto-renews).
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