Amazon's Subscription Based 'Kindle Unlimited' is Like Netflix for Books

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debvlad

out of a 100 or so titles on my Wish list, not a single one was available as Kindle Unlimited. Pathetic!

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John Pombrio

Yeah, I just went through the Amazon site and very few books that I have read and enjoyed were on the list. Mostly it is the .99 to 3.99 books that are there. I will stick with the Bay and the real library for my reading material, heh. Perhaps if the list becomes more extensive later on.

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dbqfan

It is not worth $10 per month. Just go and check out the titles that you can read in the Kindle Unlimited. They are not bestsellers by far. the majority are books by authors that you never heard of. It would not be a bad deal if the books on the unlimited list were worth reading. Plus if you buy a Kindle be sure and get the two year warranty for an extra $30. The Kindle screens fail after about 1 to 1/2 years or just when the one year warranty expires.

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lunchbox73

If you're depending on other people to let you know what books to read then you're missing out on a lot of good books. Bestsellers do not always mean good books (I'm looking at you, 50 Shades of Gray).

How about you take advantage of the 30 day trial and take a chance on some books you find interesting? You just may be surprised.

Sincerely,

An Author You've Never Heard of

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The Mac

Im guessing your book is in there...

lol

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lunchbox73

As a matter of fact, I've got two of my books enrolled. Here's one of them.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007B3XVLY

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The Mac

hey, that looks kinda interesting...kinda logan's run-ish...

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lunchbox73

Thanks. I hope you give it a shot. I won't toot my own horn, but there are a lot of great indie authors out there putting out work as good or better than traditionally published authors.

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Peanut Fox

My own anecdotal evidence between two Kindles says otherwise about they're reliability. Not evening getting into that, a Kindle can be had for as little as $70 new. $120 for a Paper White. Spending up to 45 percent of a device's cost in insurance because it might break doesn't make a lot of sense. You're better off just buying something more reliable if that's the case.

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LaughingGravy

I agree about the book selection. If you're a NYT Best Sellers kind of reader, you'll be disappointed. Just like with the Kindle Owners Lending Library, most major publishers are not on board, so you need to be the kind of reader who isn't afraid of the unknown. People should definitely check out the selection before signing up.

But I disagree about the Kindle's longevity. My first Kindle is five and a half years old, and still works fine. My new Paperwhite is awesome.

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Insula Gilliganis

My wife still has her original Kindle from November 2007. She had already found out about it and bought it (took like a month or more to arrive) before I even knew of it's existence. And when I found out how much it cost, I was shocked!! But it still works to this day, although a couple of years ago I did have to replace the battery. My wife doesn't use it much now but used it all the time until the iPad Mini came out and now just used the Kindle app on that to read.

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Insula Gilliganis

Paul.. well done on using the pic of Harold Bemis from the Twilight Zone episode "Time Enough at Last".. A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war.

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Paul_Lilly

One of the best Twilight Zone episodes ever.