Just over a couple of months ago, Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in the U.S. Now, as noted by Engadget, the company made the so-called “Netflix for books” e-reading subscription service available in the U.K. as well.
Note, though, that absent the participation of the so-called Big Five publishers (Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster), Kindle Unlimited is mostly, er, limited to self-published titles. It does, however, boast the inclusion of a number of popular and bestselling titles, including the “Harry Potter” and the “Hunger Games” series and the award-winning novels “Life of Pi” and “The Luminaries.”
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The offered titles can be read or listened to on Kindle e-readers and on Kindle e-reading apps for iOS, Mac, and other supported platforms.
Stateside, Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 a month. On the other side of the pond, the service is priced at £7.99 per month. In either region, Amazon offers a free trial of Kindle Unlimited that runs for 30 days.
See also: Amazon’s Goodreads updates its official iOS app to version 3.0 with interface tweaks, Amazon’s Kindle app gains support for iOS 8, copy-paste and in-app translation, and Amazon’s Audible audiobooks app for iOS updated with new design and new features.