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Kindle Unlimited

Whalers11 posted 7/20/2014 17:05 PM

Has anyone signed up for this? How is the book selection?

hellzapoppin posted 7/20/2014 18:00 PM

I am doing the 30 day free trial. So far, it seems to be writers I've never heard of plus some early works from established authors.

That said, I am reading my first mystery and struggling to stay interested.

I doubt that I will keep the Unlimited past the trial.

I do however have great luck with the daily deals.

I've enjoyed the works of successful writers in other countries for a couple of dollars each.

GabyBaby posted 7/20/2014 18:06 PM

I hadn't heard about it, but I will certainly check this out after I finish making dinner!,

Whalers11 posted 7/20/2014 18:11 PM

I think I read somewhere that the major publishers are not on board yet. I think I may hold off until there are more mainstream books included.

epiphany2006 posted 7/20/2014 21:28 PM

I get enough free e books from Amazon to last forever, no need to pay for them.

scaredyKat posted 7/20/2014 22:48 PM

I am now a devoted library user. Do you have access to a public library that offers Kindle books to lend? I'm finding the selection to be pretty good overall.

jrzeegirl posted 8/5/2014 19:42 PM

I use book hub from Amazon. Like others I have enough books on my kindle to last me a couple of years. No seriously.

GabyBaby posted 8/5/2014 20:01 PM

For even more freebies, try "liking" Pixel of Ink on Facebook.

Cally60 posted 8/7/2014 22:26 PM is also worth checking. Their books are mostly heavily discounted, rather than free, but they usually offer at least a couple of free books each day.

Holly-Isis posted 8/8/2014 11:48 AM

I have a huge selection of free books too. Also, I track books I want through and get notified when they go on sale. I've gotten good deals- and some books on my wishlist for free or .99.

For Christian book deals:

The book nerd in me is tempted to get KU, but I really can't justify it ATM.

ISPIFFD posted 8/8/2014 11:49 AM

I second checking out your local library. I'm having a blast reading all sorts of mystery thrillers from big-name authors (Kellerman, Cornwell, Cussler, etc) via my library's e-book collection.

I also take advantage of the one free book rental/mo as a member of amazon prime.

I'm reluctant to spend $10/mo with amazon for access to a limited number of books. Granted 600,000 is a very large number but since they actually have in the millions of titles available for kindle, that 600K seems pretty small for the money they want.

NeverAgain0 posted 9/4/2014 12:20 PM

I was going to sign up for the Kindle Unlimited but they I couldn't find any of the books that I wanted to read as being available. I hope they make it truly unlimited soon. :)

xswimmer posted 10/5/2014 21:44 PM

I have a huge selection of free books too. Also, I track books I want through and get notified when they go on sale. I've gotten good deals- and some books on my wishlist for free or .99.

Ditto. I love it when I get the email that my favorite author has books on sale.

And I watch the Kindle daily deals, and also the monthly deals. If you have Amazon prime you can borrow one book a month, and also get a pre-release book for free once a month. For the prerelease you have to choose from five that they present to you.

Those books, along with my library cards, and the free books I've collected over the years, Are plenty to keep reading for a couple of lifetimes.

I'd rather put the $10 toward books that I can keep, rather then towards Kindle unlimited. This month I bought Not Just Friends.

[This message edited by xswimmer at 9:45 PM, October 5th (Sunday)]

PricklePatch posted 10/6/2014 01:33 AM

I love kindle unlimited. I have all the free reading sites. I don't mind the 10 dollars it saves me money. I use my kindle and use good reads to track what I borrowed and how I liked it. If I want to reread it I can look on there. I also have good reads set up with a ton of bookshelves and since I can put things on multiple shelves I have things like fix it, borrowed, mystery, historical romance, western, serial killer, borrowed. I then put my borrowed books on the type bookshelf of borrowed and then the type of book it was. Yesterday, I was really sick and read a series of books by a little known author. I would have spend over 10 bucks on them. Actually there were 4 books and they were 3.99 each. I also read about a book a day.

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