Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited for $9.99 USD

Amazon has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an online retailer of literature. Seemingly overnight it dominated the field and slowly expanded into other areas and projects that most never could have imagined. Amazon will now expand on its flourishing media business by offering an unlimited digital book subscription service. Kindle Unlimited will differ from its competitors by offering unlimited rentals of books for a monthly flat rate of $9.99 USD. The new service will also include access to over 2,000 audiobooks from Amazon's subsidiary company, Audible

Kindle Unlimited subscribers will have access to over 600,000 books from Amazon's current collection. This will include classics and best sellers like: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, and the Harry Potter series. Kindle Unlimited will be available for all mobile platforms including Windows Phone, Android, Blackberry and iOS. The service will also be available for Windows and Mac users. Most Kindle devices will also be supported, but the audiobooks portion will be limited to devices that offer that feature. 

Kindle Unlimited will be $9.99 USD a month and will also come with a three month trial of Audible. 

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