Friday, July 25, 2014

~Amazon's Kindle Unlimited versus Amazon Prime Membership~

~Amazon Prime Membership~
  1. You can start with a 30-day free trial
  2. FREE Two-Day Shipping with no minimum order size on over 20 million items
  3. Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists
  4. Instant streaming of more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video
  5. Over 500,000 books to borrow for free, as frequently as once a month, with no due dates through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library
  6. Yearly fee is $99.00 ($8.25 a month)
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Amazon Prime (One Year Membership)

~Amazon Kindle Unlimited Membership~
  1. You can start with a 30-day free trial
  2. Unlimited access to over 600,000 (key word here SELECT titles) and thousands of audiobooks
  3. $9.99 a month ($120-estimate a year)
  4. Kindle Unlimited subscribers will also receive a complimentary three-month Audible membership with access to more than 150,000 titles. Start your free three-month Audible membership
  5. You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle Unlimited. With our free Kindle reading apps, you can read on any device with the Kindle app installed. And of course, you can always read on your Kindle. With Kindle Unlimited, you can take every word, every sentence, every story, everywhere you go.
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Kindle Unlimited

I hope this helps you all understand the difference between the two.

Personally I don't have either one and I would not benefit from the Unlimited because I don't do audible books and I am a slow reader sometimes.

In the future I would like to try Prime especially since shipping costs are always increasing.

Please comment below with your thoughts or if I have missed anything!!

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  1. I have Amazon Prime and I absolutely love it. The New $9.99 a month would not work for me--I sometimes wait to read a book and want to own it. The shipping alone for the family is worth it--my sons' textbooks for college, any equipment they buy. Also, they do not group shipments for books based on release dates as B &N does, their customer service is over and above. I went from NOOK to Kindle and never looked back.

    1. That's awesome!! Thank you for commenting!

  2. I have had a Prime membership for about 2 years now and even with the increase in price last year the shipping has paid itself off and made it worth it. The monthly Prime library loans are a nice perk also, though not every Kindle book is part of the library. (I would say 30-40% of the books you read and review are in the library, though titles change often.) I have a Kindle but also use thr reading app on my MacBook, iPhone and other computers when my Kindle is charging, but I don't think Kindle Unlimited is worth it (for me at least). I think the price doesn't fit the benefits, especially when the main difference is audio books which I don't listen to often and the lack of free shipping.

    I would say for the money, Prime is the best way to go and if you are a Student, you can register for Prime at a discounted rate. Hope that helps!

  3. I have prime membership and it has paid for itself many times over. I love to read and I did not see any benefit to purchasing Kindle fire unlimited.