One of my favorite Amazon subscriptions is Kindle Unlimited. I’m not ALWAYS a member, but I’d say at least 50% of the time, I have an active membership and it’s such a great way to access millions of ebooks to read on your Kindle ereader or the Kindle app on your phone or tablet.
The thing about Amazon is that they have so many different subscriptions and programs, it can be hard to keep track of what they all include. There’s Prime, there is Audible, there is Amazon Kids +, there’s Prime Reading and First Reads and probably a dozen others that I don’t even know about.
What is Kindle Unlimited and how does it work?
Kindle Unlimited is a monthly subscription that gives you access to a massive library of Kindle books (ebooks) – more than a million titles!
The next most common question asked is how much is Kindle Unlimited? It usually costs $9.99 per month and then you can read as many books as you want from the Kindle Unlimited library.
There is also included Audible narration, which is a way for Kindle Unlimited books to read to you, available for thousands of the titles (you can see all the ones with narration here). You’ll also see a little headphones icon on Amazon if it includes narration.
Some FAQs about Kindle Unlimited
Do you need a Kindle to use Kindle Unlimited?
No! You can use the free Kindle app on your phone or tablet and your Kindle Unlimited books (or any other Kindle books you buy). That said, I LOVE my Kindle Reader and can’t recommend one highly enough. I wrote a whole post about why I love my Kindle here and why I think it’s worth buying.
What books are worth reading on Kindle Unlimited?
I’ll be the first to say that of the millions of Kindle Unlimited titles, many of them are ones you probably have no interest in reading. But there are a lot of gems and all of my absolute favorite Kindle Unlimited books for adults are on this list and the best Kindle Unlimited books for kids is here! (the deal will be gone by then, so grab it now!).
How to get Kindle Unlimited?
Make sure you are signed into your Amazon account and follow this link. All you have to do is click on “Start Your 30-day free trial” and your subscription will start immediately, allowing you to have access to the millions of titles. Keep in mind, the $9.99 will be charged 30 days after that free trial ends. This is a great way to try it out and see if you think Kindle Unlimited would be a good fit for you!
Do you own the books you get from Kindle Unlimited?
No, it’s like a lending library – once you cancel your subscription, you’ll no longer have access to those books.
How many Kindle Unlimited titles can you have at once?
Kindle Unlimited limits you to 20 books at a time, so once you have twenty books checked out, you’ll need to return one to get a new one in your library.
What’s the difference between Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited?
Prime Reading is a free perk that comes with your Prime membership and gives you access to about a thousand titles, versus the million plus titles in Kindle Unlimited.
Is Kindle Unlimited free with an Amazon Prime membership?
No, Kindle Unlimited is a separate subscription.
How do I cancel Kindle Unlimited?
Just sign into your Amazon account and under the “Accounts and Lists” menu, find “Your Kindle Unlimited.” When you click it, a new page will open and there is a button the left-hand side that says “Cancel Kindle Unlimited Membership.” Click that and it’ll let you cancel it (your membership will stay active until the end of the current billing period). Also, when you go to cancel Kindle Unlimited, they’ll often offer you another discount like a free month or three more months at 99 cents a month or something.
Any other questions that I didn’t answer? Let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer! And if you do have Kindle Unlimited, I’d love to know if you think it’s worth it!
If you liked this post about Amazon Kindle Unlimited, you might like these posts too:
- Everything you need to know about Audible
- An unpaid review of the Kids Kindle
- How to get a library book on your Kindle
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