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5 things to remember about Amazon Kindle Unlimited

July 29, 2014 - Chris Pugh
Kindle recently unveiled its Unlimited subscription service, which allows unlimited access to thousands of electronic and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

Currently, Amazon Prime members get one free book rental per month as part of their membership. Amazon Kindle Unlimited is a separate membership.

Here are five things that stick out about the service.

* If you subscribe, you better like to read. It's sad, but I'm not sure how many of us fall under this trend. A Huffington Post poll from last year indicated that 28 percent of Americans haven't read any book in the previous year.

* You can only download ten books at a time.

* You don't necessarily have to have a Kindle to use Kindle Unlimited. The service works on personal computers, iPhones, iPads, Android devices as well as Kindle readers.

* Kindle is the only comparable service that offers access to audiobooks (2,000) and a three-month subscription to Audible, an audiobook service.

* If you're reading a Kindle book and have to travel, you can synchronize the book to play as an audiobook.



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This screen shot taken from an iPhone shows five books, top row, available through Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription service. The service will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.