Is Kindle Unlimited worth it?
To many people, Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is a great ebook subscription service. For $9.99 per month, you can read as many Kindle Unlimited ebooks as you wish, and there are thousands of options available. (psst… to get a free month of Kindle Unlimited, head to the bottom of the article!)
I’ve subscribed to Kindle Unlimited on and off for several years. I’ll subscribe for a few months at a time to read titles on my TBR that are offered through the service, and then cancel for a few months when there’s nothing I want to read right then.
I’ve seen a lot of people asking about Kindle Unlimited on Twitter and on other social media sites, so I wanted to put together a guide to teach you all of the ins and outs of using the service. If you have any tips or advice not featured here, let me know in the comments!
How does Kindle Unlimited Work?
Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service, just like Netflix or Spotify. For $9.99 per month (or thirty days), you get access to all of the ebooks that are part of this service. While not every Kindle ebook that Amazon offers is part of the Kindle Unlimited service, there are some really great titles available, such as the Harry Potter series, several books by Charlie N. Holmberg, classics such as Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and newer releases like Victoria Lee’s The Fever King.
Do I need a Kindle to subscribe?
Nope! If you don’t have an Amazon Kindle (although they’re amazing and I highly recommend you getting one!), you can download Amazon’s Kindle apps for Android, iPhone, or your computer.
How many ebooks can I have downloaded at one time?
You can have up to ten titles downloaded to your device at one time. If you’ve reached the limit and there’s something else that you want to download, you can return the title and download something new immediately.
Are there any options aside from ebooks?
How can I find Kindle Unlimited titles?
There are actually a few different ways that you can do this.
First, you can head to the Kindle Unlimited page, and you’ll see titles recommended for you from your buying and browsing history.
Second, you can browse through their entire ebook selection and use the Kindle Unlimited filter.
Third, you can search for a title you’re interested in, and you’ll see an option for Kindle Unlimited if it’s available.
Is Kindle Unlimited international?
Yes and no. All of the links included in this article are for the US version of Amazon, but if you live in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and Australia you will also be able to sign up for the service through your country’s Amazon marketplace.
Is it easy to cancel Kindle Unlimited?
Thankfully, it is. I’m sure I’m not the only person who becomes furious at companies that make you jump through hoops to cancel their service.
In order to cancel Kindle Unlimited, you first need to go to your Memberships & Subscriptions page, and then choose Kindle Unlimited.
Next, you’ll be taken to the page where you can manage your subscription and titles, and you’ll also see a couple of boxes on the left that looks like this (I’ve erased my personal information):
Hit cancel, and you’re done!
How do I get started?
If Kindle Unlimited sounds like something you’d be interested, here’s my affiliate link to get you started, which comes with your first month free. By purchasing a subscription through the link I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Just click on the link here!