As social distancing continues, you might start thinking about your entertainment options. Here’s what to consider if you plan to subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is an e-book subscription service. It costs $9.99 a month, and it’s advertised as having “over a million titles” available to their customers. Audiobooks are also part of their service, but the availability is in the thousands.
You don’t need a Kindle e-reader or tablet to subscribe. Kindle Unlimited is available to anyone with a PC, smart phone, or tablet.
I have been using Kindle Unlimited for 2 months now. Here is what I learned about this Amazon service:
Kindle Unlimited is only available in the U.S.
Amazon customers may sign up for Kindle Unlimited through their local marketplace. The general service, however, is only available for those in the U.S.
Even if you live in the U.S. you might still encounter issues. The main address on your Amazon account needs to be from the U.S. If it isn’t, you cannot get Kindle Unlimited.
Keep this in mind when you consider subscribing. If you live in the U.S. and are having problems subscribing to Kindle Unlimited, check your Amazon account.
You can only borrow 10 e-books at a time.
The limit Kindle Unlimited sets on e-books make sense. But, if you are someone who reads various books at once, it can get annoying.
If you have already borrowed 10 books, you can’t borrow any more. A message will appear, showing the books you’ve borrowed. You can either move on or return a book in change for another.
A way to get around this is to save the titles you want in your Amazon wish list. When you’re done reading a book, return it and borrow another one.
The e-book selection is limited.
Amazon has over a million titles to choose from. That much is true. Sadly, the e-book you want to read may not be on that list.
You might still find a great e-book. But it won’t always be easy.
With Amazon, be ready to find an e-book you love. But, don’t be shocked to see that it’s not part of the Kindle Unlimited collection.
You can still find some amazing e-books.
Kindle Unlimited is still a great e-book service. Even with its many limitations.
At $9.99 a month, it is cheaper than other e-book subscription services. It also offers great value for the price.
You may not find all the e-books you want to read. But, you can still find great options in their recommended section. You can also find many recent releases.
If you are curious about Kindle Unlimited, try the 30-day free trial. If you like it, you will surely find some great e-books.