I know this isn’t true for everyone, but I’ve been excited about e-readers since their inception. I owned the first generation Nook from Barnes and Noble, and I now use a Kindle Paperwhite for all of my e-reading needs. And I have to say that I absolutely love it. My one complaint about the original Nook was that it wouldn’t work in the dark, but the Paperwhite has fixed all of that. There’s just something about the availability of just about any book I could possibly want to read at any time I want to read it that has a certain appeal to me. It’s akin to carrying around a huge library in my pocket, except that it doesn’t weigh much at all and takes up even less room.
Still, though, with all its benefits, buying a ton of ebooks can add up pretty quickly. And people have asked for years, “Why isn’t there a Netflix-like unlimited service for Kindle?” Well, it seems like any day there will be, thanks to Kindle Unlimited. It’s a monthly subscription based service which will give Kindle readers unlimited access to a limited stockpile of books and audiobooks.
While there are other similar ebook options out there, none of them have the full support of the massive publishing world, which sorely limits their book selection. Sadly, it seems Amazon won’t have every publisher’s support either, at least at the beginning of the service, as they will only have about 600,000 books to offer – though that’s more than their competitors have to offer.
Readers would be able to use the service on iOS, Windows and Android devices, as well as on a multitude of Kindles. The service looks to cost $9.99 a month, but it is not known exactly when Amazon will begin the service.
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SOURCE: The Verge