E-Book Worms Can Feast on Amazon's 'Kindle Unlimited' Subscription Plan For $10 Per Month

Have you ever had to grudgingly put down a good book so you could run an errand? Amazon just solved this (admittedly minor) problem with its new Kindle Unlimited subscription, which includes ebooks, audiobooks, and support for easily switching between the two. Now, you can read a book on your mobile device at home and then switch to the audio version when you hop in the car. Just as importantly, you can read as many books as you want for $9.99 per month.

Some of the books available through Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Kindle Unlimited might be a bookworm’s dream. The library includes more than 600,000 e-books, more than 2,000 of which also have audiobook counterparts. Amazon’s Whispersync for Voice tracks your progress so you can switch between text and audio books without losing your place. Signing up for Kindle Unlimited will also net you three months of free membership to Audible.com, giving you access to Audible audiobooks that are outside the Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Another feature worth mentioning is the inclusion of Kindle-only books, like The Hangman’s Daughter series by Oliver Potzsch, and Amazon’s Short Reads, which are sub-100 page e-books.

Content providers always tout big titles when they launch a new service, and Amazon has plenty of them for Kindle Unlimited, including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, the Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Kitchen Confidential, Water for Elephants, Crazy Little Thing, and others.

Heavy-duty Kindle users are likely going to see value in Kindle Unlimited, but it will be interesting to see if it attracts casual readers and those with tastes outside the main stream. I looked up a few books I’m planning to download: Nearer Home, A Sense of an Ending, and Personal, none of which appeared in Kindle Unlimited, but the results suggested plenty of titles from the same genres.

You can try it for 30 days free. What do you think, will you check it out?