As someone who travels for a living, reading books is something I miss a lot! I love physical books and ebooks can never completely replace them for, however, for the times, I’m not able to have a book with me, Kindle Unlimited Always saves the day.
At the start I was skeptical, cause for a price of around 10$/month, I could get 100s of 1000s of books, There’s got to be a catch right?
Well, I decided to give it a try and signed up for Kindle Unlimited for free for a month (click here to do the same), and I’ve been blown away by it!
Psst! While you are here, why not sign up for a free month of Audible and get 2 Audiobooks for FREE!
So in the below article, I’m going to answer the most commonly asked questions about it!
Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?
Right off the bat, you need to understand that with Kindle Unlimited you aren’t going to get access to each and book on Amazon. You have access to a book only if the publisher decides to enroll in Kindle Unlimited, most new books aren’t automatically added.
However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have some great books! Hell, you can get the entire Harry Potter Collection along with bestsellers like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and a 1000s more, check out the entire list here.
+ You can get the audiobooks of the books for free! What? Yeah! If you’ve read my articles you know that I am a massive Audible fan, but I do admit that it can be pricey at 15$/credit and the fact that you can unlimited audiobooks with Kindle unlimited is absolutely insane.
Prime benefits can be shared with a friend or spouse (including the access to music and videos), you cannot share your Kindle Unlimited benefits with another account. Not even your spouse’s. But, you can read and listen to Kindle Unlimited books from multiple devices.
So the answer is yes and no.
You can use Kindle on multiple devices like a kindle and a phone at the same time, however, you can’t share Kindle with multiple Amazon account like you can for Amazon Prime.
- Open a new Amazon account for this task (just for Kindle Unlimited)
- Sign up for Amazon Kindle (click here for a free month)
- Share the account details with your family members.
ONLY do this if you are confident in sharing your credentials. You can also do it with your current Amazon account if you trust your kids not to misuse your Amazon account.
Kindle Unlimited FAQs
Do you own the books on Kindle Unlimited?
Unlike on Audible where if you buy a book, you own it and keep it even when you cancel your membership expires; with Kindle Unlimited the moment you cancel your membership, you lose access to everything. So basically Amazon Kindle Unlimited is a lot like a library card.
How do Authors on Kindle Unlimited Get Compensated?
In a time when Artistic Compensation is such a big issue, how do authors do when you read their books on kindle unlimited? Do they get paid or does Amazon exploit them?
Well, according to the most recent payout numbers, Amazon Unlimited pay between $0.004 to $0.005 per 187 words (a page according to Amazon). So if you read a 1000 pages by an author, he/she gets about $5.
That doesn’t sound like much which is why you’re unlikely you find a Stephen King book in Kindle Unlimited, however for authors just getting started out, it’s a great idea as it exposes them to a large number of Amazon Unlimited users.
How many books can you borrow on Kindle Unlimited?
With a Kindle Unlimited subscription, you have access to over one million books from the Kindle Store, which includes books, audiobooks, and magazines. At any point in time, you can borrow up to ten titles and access them from any Amazon device or Kindle reading app.
Is Kindle Unlimited free for Prime members?
Kindle Unlimited is a standalone subscription service and is completely separate from Amazon Prime. It has to be purchased separately and doesn’t come included with a Prime member. Kindle Unlimited is a monthly program for $9.99 per month.
Prime members get free access to Prime Reading. Prime Reading gives you access to a little over 1,000 titles that rotate in and out periodically. Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over 1,000,000 titles.
What is Kindle Unlimited and how much does it cost?
Kindle Unlimited is $9.99 per month. You can also get Pre-paid Kindle Unlimited subscriptions for 6, 12, or 24 months and costs the same irrespective of the length.
Amazon Kindle Unlimited – Your Digital Ebook Library
For what Kindle Unlimited is, A digital library, it does a great job and is definitely worth it as for a few bucks your entire family can read thousands of books.