Lemme just say Amazon is always on some new shit. They will use every trick in the book to reel you in and take your money, and you know what? Here dammit, TAKE MY MONEY! I fucking love this new program! But not everyone does…Well, I ain’t them, but I’ll tell you why I love it: I LOVE TO READ BOOKS! And this allows me to affordably check out some reads that I may not want to spend money on or keep forever. It’s like a paid library card, but it does have it’s restrictions. Here’s the rundown from a reader perspective:
- For $9.99 a month, you can read any book that is KU eligible. There is no time frame as to how long you keep the book, but….
- You can only “borrow” up to 10 books at a time-not per month, but at one time. So, if you’ve reached the 10 book max, you can’t choose anymore until you return one or more. BOOOOO (but I deal…)
- (In my infomercial voice) You can cancel at any time! And, they do let you try free for 30 days.
- You can read on any device that has the Kindle app-very important for me because at any given time, I’m on my Galaxy, my laptop, my iPod Touch, or my actual Kindle Fire HD, so yeah, I need to have constant accessibility…
Now here are a few drawbacks:
- Once you return the book, that’s it. It’s no longer in your library, and any notes and/or bookmarks you’ve made are gone.
- From what one author who is actually participating in the program told me, payment is not a guarantee (I do not have specifics nor logistics at this time.) I would suspect though that there has to be some kind of payment for allowing your book to be essentially read for free. Unless you’re doing it solely for the exposure and not the compensation as this author is doing.
- Again, you can only check out 10 books at a time. I don’t know why this is, but whatevs, I’ve already read about 30 or so books that I wouldn’t have otherwise bought, and I have enjoyed about 90% of them.
In conclusion, if you love to read a lot of books like me, then I recommend giving it a try. You do have 30 days to try it for free, and there is no contract or obligation. I’ve discovered some new authors and have even started to read outside of my beloved IR genre (non-romance though). NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. AMAZON.COM AIN’T PAYING ME JACK! THESE ARE MY OWN PERSONAL OPINIONS.
Are you a fellow reader or author who’s trying Kindle Unlimited? If so, what is or has been your experience?