Amazon's testing a Kindle Unlimited book subscription service

By Justin Kahn
Jul 16, 2014
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  1. Amazon is testing out a new ebook service called "Kindle Unlimited." As spotted by GigaOm this morning, the service offers a large number of ebooks and audio books for $9.99 a month. Most of the Kindle Unlimited test pages were...

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  2. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,473   +379

    If you manage at least two or three paperbacks in a month, the retail cost of those books would more than cover $10 a month, assuming you can find the kind of books you want without the big five publishers. I don't imagine that to be too hard...

    Incidentally you can borrow a hard copy at your local library (almost always for free), but of course you have to deal with having the physical item (eg, not losing it, returning it, etc).

    If iHeartRadio did not exist I'd probably use the same justification for paying for Pandora, which is even less expensive than this service will be.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I enjoy reading and I buy books from 2nd hand book stores. I do this because the store owner is trying to eke out an honest living and I'll help support them. Amazon is busy killing them and they certainly need no financial assistance so I'm dammed if I'll ever give them a dime. Besides I prefer physical books to electronic ones and I am aware of it's impact to the earths resources but old habits die hard.

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