What do you think about ebook subscription services?

Amazon announced their new Kindle Unlimited service, joining companies like Oyster and Scribd, that already offers readers the chance to download an unlimited number of books for a monthly fee.

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:06 p.m.

Amazon has come out with a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to more than 600,000 electronic books and audio books for $9.99 a month.

The company introduced Kindle Unlimited on Friday, July 18, which will also feature more than 2,000 audiobooks from Audible with Amazon’s own Whispersync, which lets users switch between reading and listening to books, reports the New York Times.

However, five major publishers did not seem to make their books available through the service. 

With Kindle Unlimited, Amazon will compete with companies like Scribd, which offers about 400,000 titles for $8.99 a month, and Oyster, which offers unlimited access to more than 500,000 books for $9.95 a month.

To use the service, you must have a subscription with Amazon. The company will offer the service for 30 days at no cost for first-time subscribers. 

What do you think about ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited, Oyster and Scribd? Do you prefer reading a traditional book or do you prefer to read on your mobile device?


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