Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited now official, not for Australia

Amazon's USD$9.99 per month Kindle Unlimited service has now launched in the United States, but an Australian launch could be a while off. Kindle Unlimited has been described as Netflix or Spotify for books, giving readers "unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device". 

By Alex Choros

Amazon's USD$9.99 per month Kindle Unlimited service has now launched in the United States, but an Australian launch could be a while off. Kindle Unlimited has been described as Netflix or Spotify for books, giving readers "unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device". Details of Kindle Unlimited leaked out last week, when test pages for the service were discovered by users.

Kindle Unlimited is not alone in the world of all-you-can-read books. Amazon's latest product will be competing against Oyster, another US-only book subscription service. While Amazon is USD$0.05 more expensive per month, it provides readers with access to approximately 100,000 additional titles. Oyster, however, offers titles from publishers Harper Collins and Simon & Schuster, who are not participating in Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon says it has plans to expand Kindle Unlimited outside of the United States.

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