The cached page for Kindle Unlimited, an e-book subscription service that appears to be in the works. Google cache
Amazon is in the middle of testing a new e-book subscription service dubbed Kindle Unlimited, GigaOm reported on Wednesday. The program would offer access to 600,000 titles and cost members $ 9.99 per month.
The Kindle Boards forum surfaced screenshots of test pages that revealed the program was in the works. Subscribers would get access to audiobooks as well as e-books, though the screenshotted pages didn’t specify how many of the latter. Titles shown on the demo page include Moneyball, Water for Elephants, and Twelve Years a Slave.
Kindle Unlimited would be entering competition with services like Oyster, which costs $ 9.95 per month and gives access to “over 500,000 books,” and Scribd, which has over 400,000 books for $ 8.99 per month. It would also be moving on Audible’s territory, which has a catalog of 150,000 audiobooks available for $ 14.95 per month.