Amazon's Kindle Unlimited Service Hits The UK

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Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in the United States in July. It's basically like a Netflix for reading. Subscribers pay $9.99 a month for unlimited access to over 600,000 eBooks and thousands of audio books, which can be read or listened to on any device.

The service is now available in the United Kingdom:

We haven't seen an official announcement from Amazon about the launch, but Engadget spotted it, and you can access it here.

“With Kindle Unlimited, you won’t have to think twice before you try a new author or genre—you can just start reading and listening,” said Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle upon the service's U.S. launch. “In addition to offering over 600,000 eBooks, Kindle Unlimited is also by far the most cost-effective way to enjoy audiobooks and eBooks together. With thousands of Whispersync for Voice-enabled audiobooks to choose from, you can easily switch between reading and listening to a book, allowing the story to continue even when your eyes are busy. We hope you take advantage of the 30-day free trial and try it for yourself.”

When it launched in the U.S., Amazon offered subscribers a free three-month Audible membership. I don't see mention of this on the U.K. landing page, but it does offer a 30-day free trial.

While you can use the service with any device, Amazon unveiled a slew of new Kindle and Fire devices last week.

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