Amazon is apparently planning to launch a subscription-based unlimited book service, according to screenshots that were first published on the company’s site and quickly pulled. The firm’s service is called “Kindle Unlimited” and sounds similar to Oyster Books which, for $9.95 a month, allows you to read as many books as you want.
“Enjoy unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month,” one screenshot advertising the service says. The company has not made any public announcements on Kindle Unlimited, but presumably it will be accessible from Amazon devices, such as the Kindle and Kindle Fire, and perhaps also devices with the company’s Kindle application installed. GigaOm, which first reported on the subscription service, said many of the books appear to be titles that are already part of the company’s Kindle Owners Lending Library service.
We don’t know when Amazon will launch Kindle Unlimited but the polished screenshots suggest it’s coming in the near future.