Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited subscription service for $9.99 per month, works with iPhone and iPad

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Amazon on Friday announced its new Kindle Unlimited subscription service for unlimited reading and listening of over 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of Audible audiobooks, at a cost of $9.99 per month. Eligible titles will have a Kindle Unlimited logo on them, including best sellers like The Hunger Games and The Lord of the Rings. 

Kindle Unlimited subscribers receive a complimentary three-month Audible membership that provides full access to the library of Audible titles. The unlimited subscription service is available starting today on Kindle devices or using Amazon’s free Kindle reading apps on iPhone, iPad, Android-based smartphones and tablets and other devices.

“With Kindle Unlimited, you won’t have to think twice before you try a new author or genre—you can just start reading and listening,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle. “In addition to offering over 600,000 eBooks, Kindle Unlimited is also by far the most cost-effective way to enjoy audiobooks and eBooks together. With thousands of Whispersync for Voice-enabled audiobooks to choose from, you can easily switch between reading and listening to a book, allowing the story to continue even when your eyes are busy. We hope you take advantage of the 30-day free trial and try it for yourself.”

In addition to unlimited reading and listening, Kindle Unlimited features hundreds of thousands of Kindle exclusives, short reads that are 100 pages or less, existing Kindle features like Whispersync and Popular Highlights and cross-platform support for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, PC, Mac and Windows 8.

Amazon offers a 30-day trial for Kindle Unlimited, so iPhone and iPad users might as well take advantage of the deal for at least a month. You will need to download the Kindle app from the App Store.

Are you going to give Kindle Unlimited a test drive?