Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited: Spotify for Books

Amazon is testing an eBook and audiobook subscription service called "Kindle Unlimited" priced at $9.99 per month according to test pages for the service. A test page banner stated the service would offer "unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device".

By Alex Choros

Amazon is testing an eBook and audiobook subscription service called "Kindle Unlimited" priced at $9.99 per month according to test pages for the service. A test page banner stated the service would offer "unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device". Amazon quickly removed these pages after users noticed them, but some of these are still available through Google Cache

According to Gigaon, none of the big five (Harper Collins, Penguin Putnam, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Time Warner) publishers appear to be participating in the service yet, but Scholastic and George Allen & Unwin are seemingly confirmed, bringing with them Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings.

It is unclear whether this service will initially be a US only offering, or have a  simultaneous global launch.

Source: Gigaom

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