Amazon Launches All-You-Can Read Kindle Unlimited Service In Australia

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Amazon's all-you-can-eat Kindle Unlimited subscription service for e-books is finally available in Australia. $13.99 a month will get you access to any of a million different Kindle titles on your e-book reader, or iOS or Android phone or tablet.

Kindle Unlimited, which launches today, also includes tens of thousands of Australia's best-selling titles already available on the Kindle store on top of the million of apparently-exclusive titles that Amazon's digital bookstore already has. As long as you remain a Kindle Unlimited member and dutifully pay your $13.99 monthly fee, you'll be able to download and read any and every book you can think of.

This all comes as the Kindle itself starts being stocked in JB Hi-Fi stores across the country — useful, since Kindle Unlimited works on the brand's internet-connected e-book readers as well as the free Kindle app for iOS and Android and Windows gadgets. If you're not sold, or you can't see yourself getting $13.99 of reading done every month, Amazon has a 30-day free trial going.

That's an interesting price tag to be putting on Kindle Unlimited, though — although comparable to other parts of the world, considering it costs $US9.99 in the States. You could buy yourself a Netflix or Stan subscription for yourself, or save that cash for another couple of weeks and see what Amazon decides to do with a certain streaming service widely rumoured to be launching on the 19th...

This post originally appeared on Gizmodo Australia.


Comments

    If they link this with their Audible services I'd be sold! I'd even pay double.

    If that includes access to text books I need then it's easily worth it for me.

    Edit:
    I signed up for the free trial and had a look at what's on offer. Not impressed. Never mind that none of the required reading for my course is available, but even the range of general fiction is very limited.
    Two of my favourite authors released new books last week. Fair enough that they aren't included but none of their other books are either. I looked for eight different authors and none of them are on kindle unlimited.
    Subscription cancelled.

    If you're not determined to read certain books or authors then it's still worth looking at. The is a one month free trial. It's just not for me.

    Last edited 08/11/16 8:01 pm

    Note that it doesn't include any book, it includes select books and you can only have a set amount downloaded at any given time.

    I use the US version a lot and it's been great but I do wish there was a kindle unlimited family plan.

    It's pretty nice that you can add audio to your kindle unlimited book in many cases too and for much cheaper than it would be to get it from Audible directly a lot of the time. (I like to read sometimes and listen at other times)

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