Kindle Unlimited: Is It Worth It?

I know we’re all anti-Amazon, and I get it. I do. But when it comes to Kindle Unlimited, I wanted to check it out again. It’s been a while since I last used it and the selection of books has grown a lot. When I last tried it out back in 2019, it wasn’t worth it for me. But it was worth it for romance readers.

Since I read more romance now, and I was able to grab a few free months as a Prime deal? Yeah, I was on that. And now I want to let you guys know whether it would be worth it for you or not.

Book Selection

In the past, the YA and fantasy selections weren’t great. Though I would still argue that Kindle Unlimited is best for the romance reader. There were plenty more options now. I stumbled across so many books that I wanted to read, and I’m not going to get time to read them all in this trial.

Most of the books offered on this service will be indie books. So small publishers and self-published books. But that’s not a bad thing. If there are a bunch of indie books you want to read but aren’t sure you want to pay the usual hefty price tag for? There’s a chance it will be on Kindle Unlimited. I’ve been able to do that with a few different series this time, so that’s a good thing.

But if you aren’t interested in indie books and you’re only interested in paying for books published by the big publishing houses. There are fewer of them on here, so it probably won’t be for you.

Ease of Access

I read on the Kindle app on my phone. And I’ve never had any problems reading on there. If you have an actual Kindle, then Kindle Unlimited might be worth paying for you. It’ll save you from buying so many e-books. And you’ll be able to read them on your usual e-reader.

You can find them all in the Amazon shop on the app. Or you can add them to Kindle Unlimited from the browser.

There are plenty of accessibility options for reading on the kindle. If you’re unsure about how you’ll feel about it, then download the app on your phone first and read a few books on there before you buy an actual Kindle.

Cancellation does seem to need to be done through the Amazon website, which is once again disappointing. But it’s simple to do.

Limits

Kindle Unlimited is a borrowing service. You can borrow and download up to ten KU books at a time. When you’re done with a book, you can return it. Books don’t disappear over time with KU, and provided you have space within those 10? You can take out any of the books offered through Kindle Unlimited.

Once you end your trial, or if you cancel the service. The books will automatically disappear from your device. If you want to keep any of the e-books, you will have to buy them.

Some books do come with audio options for you to download as part of Kindle Unlimited. But I couldn’t really find any books that I wanted that offered that. But for the others, if you wish to buy the audiobook, you can still get it cheaper as you can often if you already own the e-book. So even if you cancelled KU, you could keep the audiobook if you bought it. You just wouldn’t have the e-book anymore,

Is It Worth It?

It really does depend on what you’re after.

I’m not sure if I want to keep paying for it personally. There are still books I want to read on there, but I can just buy them as e-books. I may read more romance, but I don’t really want to read many of the romance books offered.

But if you’re looking for a cheaper way to get to read more indie books? Kindle Unlimited could be a great way to do so. And a cheaper way to stock up your audiobook library possibly too.

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