Amazon has a lot of services for book lovers that make their lives convenient and sometimes even help them save money on books. One of these services is their Kindle Unlimited subscription.
If you just found out about this service or if you’ve heard of it before but haven’t used it, you may be curious to know: how does Kindle Unlimited work?
This guide to Kindle Unlimited will tell you everything you need to know about this Amazon service so you can use it to its highest extent. More importantly, you’ll find out everything that you need to know to decide if it’s a service you’ll use or not.
So let’s dig deeper in and find out everything you need to learn about this awesome subscription plan!
What is Kindle Unlimited?
Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service that lets you borrow and read as many books as you want each month from Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited library, with more than a million titles. Yes, that’s right. With this service, you can read as many books as you want every month. No confines!
There are a lot of self-published books in the Kindle Unlimited library, as well as well-known books. And you can find books in both ebook and audiobook formats and read or listen to them!
So, if you love to read and go through a lot of books every month, a subscription service like Kindle Unlimited might be a great option for you.
**Important Note: With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as many books as you want, but you can only keep ten books in your account at a time. If you already have ten titles in your account and wish to add extra, you’ll need to get rid of at least one.**
How much does it cost to use Kindle Unlimited?
If you’re curious to know how much Kindle Unlimited costs, you’ll be happy to know that a monthly subscription to Amazon Kindle Unlimited only costs $9.99.
That’s about the same cost as purchasing 3–4 ebooks separately, so if you read a lot every month, this service can save you a considerable amount of money. Even better, you can get your first two months of a Kindle Unlimited subscription for free right now if you sign up for Kindle Unlimited’s free trial.
When you sign up for this service, you should also think about their subscription deal for Kindle Unlimited. This Kindle Unlimited deal implies that if you sign up for 6, 12, or 24 months at once, you get a cheaper deal than if you pay for each month separately. If you already know you love Kindle Unlimited, this is a great way to save even more money on the service.
How to Sign Up for Kindle Unlimited?
Want to find out how to join Kindle Unlimited? It’s easy! To sign up for Kindle Unlimited, all you need is an Amazon account and an existing, working payment method.
Then, just go to the Kindle Unlimited sign-up page, pick your plan from the options, and click the “Join Kindle Unlimited” or “Start Your Free Trial” button in yellow.
Then you’re good to go! It’s easy and not at all hard to join Kindle Unlimited, so you should be ready to do it with just a few clicks.
How does Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited work?
Now that you are a member, you need to figure out how to use Kindle Unlimited. So here are a few things to keep in mind about how Kindle Unlimited works!
The fact that there are no waitlists or due dates is one of the best parts about Kindle Unlimited. See a book that interests you? Borrow it right away! Want to read it slowly or reread it? You can borrow it for as long as you would like!
Through this subscription service, you can also borrow up to 10 books at once. But wait! Didn’t I just say that you can read as countless books as you wish each month? Yes, I did. But this 10-book limit means that you can read as many books as you want, but you can only look at ten at a time. So, if you have ten books checked out and want to read book 11, you will have to return one of the ten books you have already checked out before you can get book 11.
The actuality that you can “only” check out ten books at a time isn’t a problem, though, because who reads ten books at once? And because there are no waitlists or due dates with Kindle Unlimited, you don’t have to “hoard” ebooks on your account or feel worried that you won’t be able to read them whenever you want to.
You can also read Kindle Unlimited books on any device you own as long as you have the free Kindle app installed. This means that you can read Kindle books on your Kindle device or on your computer, phone, etc. You don’t need a Kindle e-reader to use this platform, but many people like e-readers because they make reading more comfortable.
How to Find Books in the Kindle Unlimited of Amazon?
If you want to know how to find books to read on Kindle Unlimited, it’s easy, and you have a few options.
- Look around on the Kindle Unlimited Books Page
Check the Kindle Unlimited Books page. This is the first way to find books on Kindle Unlimited.
This page is a great place to look at Kindle Unlimited books, which is an excellent method to find some of the most popular books. You can also browse Kindle Unlimited books by genre or other filters using this page and the menu on the left.
- Use the Search Bar to look for books
The second way of finding Kindle Unlimited books is to use Amazon’s search bar to look for books like you usually would.
When you search for books this way, all you have to do is look for the orange and black Kindle Unlimited logo to see which titles are accessible with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.
When you look at books and see the Kindle Unlimited logo, you can click on the listing to go to the product page. And where you would usually tap to buy the book, you can see a “Read for Free” button. When you click “read for free,” Kindle Unlimited will lend you the book, and you can begin reading right off the bat.
- Use the Kindle Unlimited app to gaze around.
The last way to find Kindle Unlimited e-books is to use the free Kindle app to look for books. This app is just where you read the books you’ve downloaded, so it can sometimes make sense to look for books here instead of using a search function on your desktop.
First, tap on the shopping cart symbol that says “STORE” to find titles that are eligible. Once you click that button in the app, you can use the search feature to look for the Kindle Unlimited logo, just like we did in the previous method above.
Or, under the search bar, you should see a heading that says “Kindle eBooks” and a link that says “Kindle Unlimited.” If you click on that link, that will take you to a page with all the Kindle Unlimited books you can read. You can look through them at your own pace.
Is it Worth It to Get Kindle Unlimited?
So, Kindle Unlimited sounds incredible, but is it great value for money to subscribe?
This is a popular question, and the answer will depend on how you like to read and what you want to read. If you only read one or two books a month, this might not be the best choice for you. But if you read a lot, this subscription service is more helpful in the long run.
Frequently Asked Questions about Kindle Unlimited
A lot of people have queries about the Kindle Unlimited subscription service. Here, we’ll answer some of the most common ones.
Is it free to use Kindle Unlimited?
Both yes and no. Unfortunately, you have to pay to use Kindle Unlimited. With a free trial, you can get at least 30 days of Kindle Unlimited for free.
They sometimes give away free Kindle Unlimited for two or three months. And if you try it out and then consider you don’t want to keep your subscription, you may be given another free month-long trial after enough time has passed.
Is there a discount for students on Kindle Unlimited?
If you are a student, you can try Amazon Prime for free for six months if you sign up. This lets you sign up for a free two-month trial of Kindle Unlimited and gives you access to a lot of other great deals on books and other stuff.
What comes with Kindle Unlimited?
What does Kindle Unlimited give you? With Kindle Unlimited, you can read all of the books in the Kindle Unlimited library. This includes more than a million ebooks, thousands of audiobooks, and subscriptions to several magazines.
Who can be a member of Kindle Unlimited?
Amazon consumers in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and Australia can use Kindle Unlimited right now. They hope to add even more countries to it in the future. So, if it’s not yet available where you live, you can always keep checking back later.
Do I need to have a Kindle to read books from Kindle Unlimited?
No, you do not have to have a Kindle to use Kindle Unlimited. To read the books, you borrow through this subscription plan; you will need to download the free Kindle app on whatever device you want to use.
How many devices can I have Kindle Unlimited on?
At the moment, you can sign up for six different gadgets that can connect your Kindle Unlimited titles. These can be Kindles or any other devices that you have connected to your Amazon account using the Kindle app.
Does Prime include Kindle Unlimited?
Sorry, but no, it doesn’t. Since Kindle Unlimited is a separate service, you can pay $9.99 for it even if you don’t have Amazon Prime.
But Amazon Prime gives you access to some great book services like Prime Reading and First Reads. Sign up for the 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime now to get these and other benefits.
What’s Kindle Unlimited with Narration?
The Books with Narration feature is one of the best things about Kindle Unlimited. Because of this feature, several of the books that come with Kindle Unlimited also have a free audiobook version.
You can check the Books with Narration page or look for the Kindle Unlimited logo to see if the book you want has a free audio version. If the symbol has a small orange set of headphones beside it, the audio version is included, and if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, you can listen to it for free.
How can you give Kindle Unlimited as a gift?
It is effortless to give someone a Kindle Unlimited as a gift. If you want to give someone a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, you can do it quickly by going to this Kindle Unlimited gift section.
How do I send back books from Kindle Unlimited?
If you want to return books from Kindle Unlimited, all you have to do is click the “Account & Lists” button in the top right corner of the Amazon page. Then, go to the bottom of the list and click on the link that says “Your Kindle Unlimited.” When you get to this page, you can see a rundown of everything you’ve checked out.
There will be a “Return” button next to each book you have checked out right now. If you click this, it will return the title and let you borrow much more books.