Kindle Unlimited is Here: Read as Much as You Like For a Monthly Fee

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Following rumors earlier this week, Amazon has just announced its new Kindle Unlimited subscription service. Currently limited to US bookworms, pay $10 a month, and you can read as much as you want (from a pool of 600,000 books, at least).
The service isn't just limited to e-books, either: you can also take your pick from over 8,000 audio books, too. But while it all sounds too good to be true that's because... well, it may be. Many of the major publishers—Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Hachette included—aren't fully represented, so your choices aren't perhaps as wide as you'd hope.

You will find popular titles like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the Hunger Games—as you will if you're a Prime member using the Lending Library. A first inspection suggests that the catalogue of books is larger than the Lending Library, though.

Like Prime, Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial to tempt you, and also throwing in a three-month subscription to Audible, too. Worth trying, then, even if you don't continue to use it. We're chasing UK availability and pricing, and will update once it becomes available (though knowing Amazon it'll be some months before it's ready for this side of the pond). [Amazon]