Amazon said to be testing “Kindle Unlimited” ebook subscription

July 16, 2014
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Multimedia and flashy devices sell, and this is why Amazon was right to jump into that market. This doesn’t mean the popular online retailer is ignoring what could be the only market they have a true foothold on – ebooks. Amazon is said to be testing a subscription service named “Kindle Unlimited”, a project that would offer a reading buffet to avid readers.

Signs of Kindle Unlimited’s existence showed up this morning, when some advertising for the new service showed up at Amazon’s website. The ads were discovered by Kindle Boards users, but it didn’t take long for these to disappear. In fact, there is still proof if you access Google’s cached version. Regardless, we managed to get a few details before it all went down.

Subscribers would have access to over 600,000 ebooks for the price of $9.99. The ebook titan is advertising the availability of some of the most popular books around. We can expect this subscription service to include the Harry Potter series, as well as Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings and more.

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It’s obvious Amazon is aiming to compete with Sribd and Oyster, which offer similar services. Of course, Amazon is the giant here, so we can imagine there won’t be much of a fight. Not to mention, we have what seems to be proof of Kindle Unlimited also supporting audiobooks. One of the test pages mentioned there were 7,351 “Whispersync for Voice” titles.

These constant discoveries prove Amazon may be getting ready for an announcement, so let’s stay tuned for more details to come… hopefully soon. These continue to be leaks and rumors, so we won’t ask you to hold your breath. Do remember these come from Amazon’s official site, though, giving it much more credibility.

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