SEATTLE -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today introduced Kindle Unlimited—a new
subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as
they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they
want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month.
Finding a great book is easy, and there are never any due dates—just
look for the Kindle Unlimited logo on eligible titles and click “Read
for Free.” Customers can choose from best sellers like The Hunger
Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Lord of the Rings,
and with thousands of professionally narrated audiobooks from Audible,
like The Handmaid’s Tale and Water for Elephants, the
story can continue in the car or on the go. Kindle Unlimited subscribers
also get the additional benefit of a complimentary three-month Audible
membership, with access to the full selection of Audible titles. Kindle
Unlimited is available starting today and is accessible from Kindle
devices or with Amazon’s free Kindle reading apps. Start your free
30-day trial today at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial.
“With Kindle Unlimited, you won’t have to think twice before you try a
new author or genre—you can just start reading and listening,” said Russ
Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle. “In addition to offering
over 600,000 eBooks, Kindle Unlimited is also by far the most
cost-effective way to enjoy audiobooks and eBooks together. With
thousands of Whispersync for Voice-enabled audiobooks to choose from,
you can easily switch between reading and listening to a book, allowing
the story to continue even when your eyes are busy. We hope you take
advantage of the 30-day free trial and try it for yourself.”
Kindle Unlimited features include:
Unlimited reading: Access over 600,000 books including best
sellers like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter series,
Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,
Water for Elephants, Oh Myyy! – There Goes The Internet,
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, All the King’s Men,
Wonder Boys, Ask for It, The Princess Bride, The
5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, The Atlantis
Gene, Kitchen Confidential, The Sisterhood, Crazy
Little Thing, The Blind Side, and The Giver, plus
thousands of classics such as Animal Farm, To the Lighthouse,
2001: A Space Odyssey, Cat’s Cradle, and The Good
Earth, as well as books featuring beloved children’s
characters from Sesame Street, and useful reference titles including
books from the For Dummies series and Lonely Planet travel guides.
Unlimited listening: Keep the story going with unlimited access
to more than 2,000 audiobooks from Audible with Whispersync for Voice,
and switch seamlessly between reading and listening to customer
favorites like the Hunger Games trilogy, Life of Pi, The
Handmaid’s Tale, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, The
Great Santini, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,
Winter’s Tale, Boardwalk Empire, El Narco, Upstairs
at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies, Merle’s
Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog, The Finisher,
Johnny Carson, The Stranger I Married, and Life
Kindle exclusives: Choose from hundreds of thousands of books
only found on Kindle, including Brilliance by Marcus Sakey, The
Hangman’s Daughter series by Oliver Pötzsch, War Brides by
Helen Bryan, Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct and Matthew
Hope books, When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde, Whiskey
Sour by J.A. Konrath, Chasing Shadows by CJ Lyons, and Sick
by Brett Battles.
Short Reads: For a quick escape, select from thousands of books
that are 100 pages or less, including Kindle Singles from Stephen
King, Andy Borowitz, and Nelson DeMille, and short fiction from Amazon
Publishing’s StoryFront imprint.
Free three-month Audible membership: In addition to the
thousands of professionally narrated audiobooks from Audible included
in Kindle Unlimited, subscribers get a complimentary three-month
Audible membership, with access to more than 150,000 titles.
Popular Kindle features: Enjoy all the great Kindle features
customers love such as Whispersync, Popular Highlights, X-Ray,
customer reviews, and Goodreads integration.
Read and listen everywhere: Access across Kindle devices and
free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and phones,
Windows Phone, BlackBerry, PC, Mac and Windows 8—so you always have
your library with you and never lose your place.
For more details on Kindle Unlimited, visit www.amazon.com/kindleunlimited.
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided
by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus,
passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click
shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon,
AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and
Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
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