Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription Review: Is It Worth It?

amazon kindle unlimited reviewUnlimited reading, unlimited listening, any device. Really?

According to Amazon, a Kindle Unlimited subscription is exactly that. All that and a bag of chips.

Well, I’m going to go ahead and talk a little bit more about my thoughts in this Amazon Kindle Unlimited review.

I am a voracious reader, and oddly enough, a writer. I’m going to share with you my insights when it comes to the Kindle Unlimited subscription program.

Before I do jump into this, I think it’s important that I just address a Kindle myth. Let’s just get this out of the way. A lotta people wonder, “Okay, I don’t have a Kindle device, so there’s no way I’ll be able to get a Kindle Unlimited membership.”

If you’ve got a desktop, a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop, you can actually read through the cloud reader on Amazon’s website whether it’s iOS, or it’s Android. You can also get the Kindle app for any device absolutely free.

So,  you don’t need to rush out and buy a Kindle in order to actually use the Kindle Unlimited program.

What is Kindle Unlimited?

So, what is Kindle Unlimited anyways? It’s essentially a library-type subscription. You pay a monthly fee, and you’re able to read from essentially a curated list of authors, whether they’re traditionally published or self-published.

It’s available in the U.S. and these 12 other regions:

  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • Canada

So, as a Kindle Unlimited member, you can check out upwards to 10 eBooks at a time. Pretty nice, right?

Here’s the beauty of it though. Let’s say you’re like “Oh, I really want to go and borrow this other book.”

All you have to do is return one of those 10, and check out in the other one in its place. You can do that as often you like, within the course of a month. If you feel like checking out a hundred books within a month, then you can check out a hundred books, but you can only have 10 out at a time.

This doesn’t just include eBooks! This actually includes magazines and audiobooks as well. I was kinda blown away. I didn’t know audiobooks were available through Kindle Unlimited.

Is it every book imaginable? No, but they certainly boast over one million titles. Now, I think that’s grossly under-reported. I would say it has to be in the tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, that are enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited program.

When you browse the Kindle Store on Amazon, you’ll see the Kindle Unlimited buttons near the main prices. They’ll say, “Read for free”.

I just wanna kinda clarify things and I think it’s kind of a tricky thing that Amazon does. Read for free, as a Kindle Unlimited member? Kindle Unlimited is not free. It actually costs you something per month.

As a Kindle Unlimited member, is it free for you? Yes, but you still have to pay every month to be in Kindle Unlimited. It runs about roughly $10 per month. Sometimes, Amazon will run deals like for Black Friday where you can get a Kindle Unlimited membership at a discount.

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Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

So it begs the question, is Kindle Unlimited worth it? Let’s just kinda think about this. It depends largely on you. Are you a dabbler? Are you the type of person that reads a little bit of a book and puts it down and maybe forgets about it, for three months and comes back to it? If that’s the case, then Kindle Unlimited may not be for you.

Now, if you’re a voracious reader such as me, I would say, yes. If you’re reading anywhere from about three to four eBooks per month, then chances are very likely you’ll get a return on your investment.

And let’s say you love it enough, you could always just go and buy the eBook later on, should you choose to do so.