Written on 5/29/20157at 11:30 pm by eBook-mom
Kindle Unlimited is an Amazon e-book subscription plan that is like a Netflix for e-books. You can check out any e-book or audio book that is designated to be part of the kindle unlimited subscription library.
Access 800,000 titles
According to Amazon, you will have access to over 800,000 titles to read and a thousand audio books to listen to. You can try this service out for 30 days free and if you like it, Amazon will charge you $9.99 each month. You can cancel anytime.
I subscribe to Kindle unlimited and I love it. Many of the e-books in the unlimited library are e-books that are self-published and sold for $2.99 or less. Once in a while, you will come across a best-seller or popular book but that's pretty rare.
No time limit
Also, you can only access ten e-books at a time. This was a bit of a disappointment but I got over it when I learned that unlike my library e-books, there is no time limit to how long I keep a book. Moreover, a copy of the e-book is always available so I can return it with the confidence that a copy will be waiting for me when I want to check it out again. So only having access to ten e-books at a time isn't really a big deal.
There really is no rhyme or reason to what is going to be available in the kindle unlimited library. Furthermore, the kindle unlimited library is always in a state of change as e-books are always being added. So, you might get lucky and have an e-book that you have been wanting to read be added to the kindle unlimited library.
Diamonds in the rough
Paying to have access to books that are sold for $2.99 or less might not be attractive to you. At first, it was a turn off to me. I admit, I can be a book snob. However, once I started to go through and read a lot of these book, I really got to like a lot of what I was reading. Sure, sometimes these e-books are kind of rough because they have not gone through the slick editing process of the major book publishers - but a lot of these e-books turn out to be diamonds in the rough.