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Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited service

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SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

The company said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle books such as "The Hunger Games" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." They can also listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, including "Water for Elephants."

Subscribers will get a free three-month Audible membership.

A Kindle Unlimited logo will be attached to eligible titles. The subscription service is available beginning Friday and is accessible via Kindle devices or with Amazon's free Kindle reading apps. A free 30-day trial can be accessed at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial.

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as85382 July 18 2014 at 10:53 AM

I have another idea, and it's free.....go to the library.

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RANDYTHOMAS711 July 18 2014 at 12:02 PM

ALL the books I read on my kindle are free...downloaded at home from the library!

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debouchein RANDYTHOMAS711 July 18 2014 at 1:01 PM

How do You Go About It?meg Gordon

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RANDYTHOMAS711 debouchein July 18 2014 at 1:34 PM

If you are serious...go to your local library and become a member...then ask them about the e-book selection. They should just give you a website address that is tied to your library and possibly others. The downloading actually goes thru AMAZON (at no charge) and can be done wirelessly or hardwired from your computer to the KINDLE. Greatest thing since sliced bread and works exactly like borrowing hard cover books from the library.

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Greg RANDYTHOMAS711 July 18 2014 at 2:40 PM

That's what I do....this is not a big deal.

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drmike15 July 18 2014 at 10:35 AM

Amazon, the Borg of American capitalism lol.

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chewyguy1 July 18 2014 at 2:52 PM

$1200.00 per year doesn't sound like a great deal to me. I could get a complete series on Amazon for $7 to $8.00 which lasts 2 month, 5,6,7 books!

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goshiluvu chewyguy1 July 18 2014 at 7:13 PM

You might want to try your math again. It's $119.88 a year.

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Fernando July 18 2014 at 3:11 PM

Still seems expensive. I love too read, but I doubt I can read no more than two to three books. I rather buy the books and keep them for life and it might still be cheaper.

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cynbradley July 18 2014 at 2:49 PM

There is also a Kindle phone now. Google, Apple, Samsung, and Amazon rule the world, in that order.

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