Amazon is showing a little love to our Canadian brethren by expanding their Kindle Unlimited subscription books service to include those north of the US border – all for about the same price of $9.99 a month. The service was already available to the US and the UK and makes available, on any Kindle reading device, as well as their free Kindle reading app for iOS and Android, over 750,000 books. Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle said, “We are thrilled to introduce Kindle Unlimited to Canadian customers and give book lovers unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of titles. With Kindle Unlimited, our customers are spending more time reading and have the freedom to explore new authors, series and genres.”
For someone that buys books all of the time, $9.99 a month is a great price to have unlimited access to a ‘library’ of books this large, especially if you have acclimated yourself to read electronically. Some people like the physical feel of the actual book in their hands – not a tablet, e-reader or smartphone, but if you are okay with reading from a display rather than a page, then you may want to sign up. There is a 30-day free trial offer – unless you live in Quebec, although there are 15,000 French-language titles from which to choose – to see if the service is something that would appeal to you before you pluck down your $9.99. Even if you are a library user, there are the benefits of escaping any ‘due dates’ or ‘late fees’ – keep the book as long as you want and take as much time as you need to read the entire book.
According to Kindle’s press release, the Kindle Unlimited features include: Unlimited reading with access to over 750,000 books, including the best sellers for both adults and children – Access to hundreds of thousands of ‘Kindle exclusive’ titles found only on Kindle – Explore over 15,000 French language titles – Select from thousands of ‘Short Reads’ for a quick escape of 100 pages or less – Enjoy ‘Popular Kindle Features’ such as Whispersync, Word Wise, Vocabulary Builder, Popular Highlights, X-Ray and customer reviews – And you can ready everywhere…free reading apps for smartphones, tablets, Windows Phone, PC, Mac and Windows 8, so you can take your library with you wherever you go.
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