I subscribed to Kindle Unlimited as soon as it launched in US last night.
So what exactly is Kindle Unlimited? Well, it is a service by Amazon.com where you get to read as many books as you want for 9.99 USD a month. This type of service is not new, companies like Oyster and Scribd have already been doing this for years but then again they are not Amazon.
What makes this Kindle Unlimited unique and interesting is Wispersync feature. Whispersync for Voice allows you to move from reading to listening without losing your place in the book. Example – you have chores to do but the book you are reading is too interesting to put down, you can switch to audio and listen to the book while doing your chores and they go back to reading when you are done with your chores.
So, should you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited?
80 percent of you don’t read that many books a month and signing up for a US only service requires some workaround.
To the 20 percent that is excited about Kindle Unlimited
I’d suggest that you wait. Right now less than 10 percent of popular titles are available for unlimited reading. 90 percent of the books in The New York Times Bestseller list is not available in Kindle Unlimited library.
Let the big six publishers (Random House, Penguin Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Hachette Book Group) and indie authors sign for the service. That’s when you get to see all the popular titles.
Also your local library will probably provide you with unlimited titles every month for FREE.