Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

It is a legitimate question given the promotion of ebooks by the various ereaders. In this article, I will try and answer the question, Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It? Here we will look at amazon’s service as it relates to reading, listening and that it’s books can be read on any device.  I will also share amazon’s response to customers questions about this service.

So let’s begin by looking at each of their “unlimited” service:

Kindle Unlimited Genres and Authors

According to amazon, their Kindle Unlimited is a new service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 1 million titles and thousands of audio-books. Yes, you read that correct, over 1 million titles. Now that is a lot of books.

With new authors appearing all the time and many of their books making it to the best sellers list, you have access to them. With Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial”  you can freely explore these new authors, books, and genres from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more.

Now as you all know, books are either non-fiction or fiction. Books that are non-fiction contain factual information, such as biographies and history books. Fiction books contain a story where the author makes it up.

Non-fiction and fiction books can be further divided into many different sub-types, called “genres.” 

Now here’s why Kindle Unlimited gives you so much in terms of the genres. Just to give you an idea of these, I listed them below:

Science fiction Satire Drama
Action and Adventure Romance Mystery, Fantasy
Horror Self help Health
Guide Travel Children’s
Religion, Spirituality Science History
Math Anthology Poetry
Encyclopedias Dictionaries Comics
Art Cookbooks Diaries
Journals Prayer books Series
Trilogy Biographies Autobiographies

In some of my earlier articles, I wrote about the convenience of the Kindle in terms of its functionality and technical features but there’s so much more to explore with the Kindle ereader. Freedom is what we all cherish. The Kindle Unlimited gives you the freedom to explore.

Explore what? You can explore new genres, discover new authors, and read about new adventures. And you know what? You will have unlimited access to amazon’s wide and varied selection of books.  

From business to romance, or comedy to tragedy, you will find unlimited stories. If you love the classics, you will get them too.

According to research, two of the most interesting genres of books are satire and anthologies. Satire as you may know is making fun of some sort of person or institution. Political satires, such as A Confederacy of Dunces, are quite popular works. Anthologies, which is a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing. An example would be the works of Shakespeare.

Let’s now look at the next service:

Listening – Unlimited Narration

This is another cool service that amazon provides. It has a free audible audiobook. This mean that you can listen to free professionally narrated books.

How does this feature work? I know some would like to hear a book read to them. I also know there are some of you who would love to continue with your book when you get onto the road etc. I think you will love this feature as it takes care of both of the above..

It has a feature called Whispersync that speaks loud and clear to those of us who love to listen to our books as much as we love to read them. So whenever you see “Kindle Unlimited with Narration,” you can switch seamlessly between reading and listening without ever losing your place.

All you need to do is tap the play button. You can use your earphone so that even when you are in the car, in the gym, in the kitchen – wherever your day takes you. You can keep the story going.

Kindle does not restrict you as to which device you can use to read your book. For me, personally I like the Kindle as it is the best device for the eyes.

Unlimited – On Any Device

Not everyone has a Kindle and what this service does is, it allows you to read your favorite book on any device.

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, allows you to take every word, every sentence, every story, everywhere you go. So whether you have an iPad, tablet, computer, you can read your book on any of these devices.

If you have questions like the ones below about this service, here’s what amazon says:

Frequently Asked Questions on amazon

Amazon has responded to some of the Frequently Asked Questions. As per Amazon, here they are:

Q: How can I access Kindle Unlimited books?

A: You can find Kindle Unlimited books everywhere you shop for Kindle books today. Look for the Kindle Unlimited icon throughout the Kindle Store and click on the “Read for Free” button on Kindle book pages to start reading.

You can find popular titles and recommendations from our editors on the Kindle Unlimited page or browse our entire catalog and refine by your favorite genre.

Q: Do I need a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle Unlimited?

A: No. You can read Kindle Unlimited books on your Kindle device or your phone, tablet or computer with our free Kindle Reading apps.

Q: How can I access Kindle Unlimited audiobooks?

A: You can enjoy Kindle Unlimited audiobooks on Kindle Fire HDX tablets, iOS or Android phones and tablets with a free Kindle Reading apps and Audible’s free listening apps.

Look for the Kindle Unlimited ‘With Narration’ icon on Kindle book pages or browse our catalog of titles with free audiobook companions.

Q: Are Public Domain titles included in Kindle Unlimited? If so, why?

A: Around 500 public domain titles are included in Kindle Unlimited, all of which we’ve synched with their free audiobook companions as a benefit to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Q: How can I sign-up for Kindle Unlimited on my iOS device?

A: To sign-up for Kindle Unlimited on your iPhone or iPad, visit www.amazon.com/kindleunlimited in your browser. You can find and download Kindle Unlimited books from your browser the same way you shop for books in the Kindle Store and read them with our free Kindle Reading app.

Q: Is Kindle Unlimited available to customers living outside the US?

A: Kindle Unlimited is currently available only to US customers on Amazon.com. Customers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, Brazil, Mexico and Canada can sign-up for Kindle Unlimited in their local Amazon marketplace. We also plan to expand this service to other countries. Please stay tuned.

Conclusion

To answer the question, is Kindle Unlimited worth it?  Given the unlimited access to millions of books and that these books can also be narrated to you, and the fact that these books can be read on any device, I think the answer is clear. IT IS WORTH IT!

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  1. I’ve been thinking about getting a Kindle for years. I think the only thing that’s held me back is the fact that I like holding a BOOK – the real thing, you know? But honestly – when I think about it – I go to the library’s website constantly and order books. Then I have to wait (sometimes weeks) for the book to come in. Then I have to go pick it up. Then I never seem to have enough time to finish the book before it’s due – even if I renew it more than once. So I guess a Kindle makes much more sense. I think I’ll get one FINALLY! :)

    • Hi Debra,

      I am glad to read that you will be finally getting that Kindle. It will save you all round. You will not regret it! All the best.

  2. This article is very informative and let me know everything I needed to know about Kindle unlimited. You hit every point exactly and gave me what I needed to make a decision on whether it’s good for me or not.

    Based on your article I have decided that it certainly is worth it!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Cherilyn,

      Thank you for your comments. I am glad that you found the article informative. Yes Kindle Unlimited is worth it!

  3. How are you Rodeves?
    I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed this Kindle review. It answered all of the questions that I had about the Kindle. Although I think that you should put a picture of an adult Kindle on the page, and the price,I’m actually less on the fence now about purchasing one.-Good Job!

    • Hi Tenacious,

      I am good thanks. I hope you are as well. Thank you for your kind comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the review. I hope you get that Kindle. All the best!

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