New information acquired by GigaOm is shedding a little more light on Amazon’s rumored Kindle Unlimited service. It seems in addition to the reported $9.99 per month subscription fee, users would receive unlimited get access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. There’s also apparently a free 30-day trial; and, before you ask, this allegedly won’t be part of a Prime subscription.
GigaOm was able to extract a video of Amazon’s new service, which explains a bit more about what Kindle Unlimited actually is. It doesn’t provide every last detail, but it kind of reveals what titles readers can expect, such as Life of Pi, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and much, much more. At the end, the video points to a URL, though the page isn’t live just yet. The video and information would suggest it will go live any day now.
Beyond that, it looks like you’ll be able to use Kindle Unlimited on virtually any device; that includes a Kindle e-reader, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire and Amazon’s latest Fire Phone. The biggest part, it seems, is that the new service will be separate from Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, which is included with Prime. That’s a shame, as it would have been one more great perk for Prime subscribers.
A separate cost of $9.99 per month might seem like a lot to the average consumer, but publishers and authors need to get paid somehow. All of this information is just speculation, however, and hasn’t yet been confirmed by Amazon. It seems, though, that the Kindle Unlimited service is imminent, so you better start getting together your reading list now.