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Initial post: Aug 11, 2014 12:54:09 PM PDT
Julie K. says:
I am housebound and read a lot, approx. 200 books a year. On top of that, my income is extremely small. I was therefore limited to mostly the "free" books. Along comes Unlimited and I feel like I have won the lottery. Really, I can't imagine anything that I have enjoyed more; maybe more publishers. Perhaps they could get the publishers to include their earlier books, which might entice people to buy the newer ones. But for now, I feel I have won the lottery and am enjoying it to the fullest.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 12:57:25 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
Dunno - it's US residents only and I'm not at this time

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 1:03:50 PM PDT
Charlie Fox says:
I really like it. I have been buying the 1.99 - 2.99 books for a while, but I'm not sure how many are books I will read more than once. Borrowing them from Kindle Unlimited will be much more economical for me going forward, and if I think I will re-read a book, I can always buy that one.

I have about 30 in my kindle unlimited wish list right now, and that was with very little investigation as to everything that's out there.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 1:07:52 PM PDT
So far I like it. I've borrowed 17 books so far. I haven't read them all though. I browsed through a few of them and decided not to read them so i returned them to borrow something else.

There are more books that interest me than I thought there would be. I'm not sure I'll keep KU long term but I'll keep it for a while. I'm sure I can fine $10 worth of books for a few months.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 1:16:56 PM PDT
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JoshuaJohn says:
I can only get through one to two books a month, so I'm still not convinced it's for me. I usually buy a book then snatch one from Pixel of Ink.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 1:18:33 PM PDT
I am pleasantly surprised. Although a lot of the books are of no interest to me, enough are to make it worth my while. I have borrowed a number of books over the past month, finished 3, and sent back 5. That is probably one of the main benefits. A no-risk way to try books that I otherwise would not buy, or would buy and wish I hadn't.

I think that this will be a great program as it develops, which is usually the case with new Amazon initiatives. Excuse me, I have to get back to reading. So many books and so little time.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 1:48:10 PM PDT
I can see where KU wouldn't be cost effective for you. I read 2 or 3 books a week. If 1 of those each week is a KU I'll probably come out ahead.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 4:09:35 PM PDT
Lucy Faust says:
With the 20 dollar price hike for Prime, I feel Unlimited should have been free for Prime members, or at least steeply discounted. I don't think it's worth the 10 a month at all. It sounds appealing in theory, but my reading varies drastically month to month. There's a good chance I'd only read one or two and at that price might as well just buy the books. The preview chapters are usually enough for me to know if I'll like something so the notion of being able to 'try' the book first isn't a big deal to me.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 4:14:39 PM PDT
TuxGirl says:
I plan to try it once my littles are a bit older. Currently, I have practically no "me time", so a single book can last me well over a month. (I don't count bursts of me time lasting under 5 minutes toward reading time)... So, for now, its not something I'm looking at, but I hope its still around in a year or two...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 4:23:40 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
What does the price of Prime have to do with Kindle Unlimited? Prime is a shipping program. If you don't get enough benefit from it cancel.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 4:34:38 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"I don't think it's worth the 10 a month at all."

It's not ten a month - rather ten out at a time. You can check out all you want in a month, just no more than ten at a time. Just return the ones you're done with and check out new ones.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 4:42:05 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
I think she meant ten dollars per month.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 4:46:13 PM PDT
I like it. I found several books I'm interested in reading, and the 3 Audible credits totally sold me. Not to mention several of the books (okay, not a whole lot, but a good number of them) come with free Audible companions, which I can listen to while I'm driving to and from work.

I'll make another decision once the 3 months are up.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 4:50:42 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
Oh... (doh!)

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 4:56:52 PM PDT
Have they eliminated the lending library that was free to prime for the unlimited?

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 4:57:30 PM PDT
Vagabond360 says:
I love it. I have read at least a dozen books so far and most of them are not self published.I now have over 50 KU books on my wish list. I do hope they get some more backlist titles, I don't BUY the just released one's anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 4:58:46 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
No

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 4:59:36 PM PDT
Where did you read that???????

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 5:12:22 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Nope you still get the one book a month. Nothing has changed.

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 1:29:31 AM PDT
Like a way tof see what is added for availability when new books are added. Was hoping for more known writers than obccure.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2014 1:38:55 AM PDT
amazingly enough there is a way to see what books have been added. http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D9069934011&field-keywords= in the left hand side where you narrow down what you are looking for hit last 30 days. You can also see some (371) upcoming books.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2014 4:30:03 AM PDT
The known writers don't want you to borrow; they want you to buy. So they're not playing along.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2014 4:51:08 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
or if they are, they're offering book one of a series in the hopes that you'll like their book and buy the rest of them

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2014 5:57:32 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
To me that is a good deal. Gives you a chance to try authors you normally wouldn't try and maybe find some new series.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2014 9:22:07 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
true - I've picked up some that way in the free listings

A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak Novels Book 1)
The Course of Empire (Course of Empire Series Book 1)
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1) (not free any more)

I liked those two and bought more from the first and third series, but I didn't like these as much

1632 (Ring of Fire Series)
Fire and Ice (Liam Campbell Book 1)
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