Kindle Unlimited


<p>Kindle Unlimited launched today. As a reader, I’m very excited about this. I already signed up for my month-long free trial and downloaded about a dozen books. If I get them all read, I’ll have saved $20 this month on ebooks. </p>
<p>Since I’m a voracious reader, who can devour twenty books in a month, Kindle Unlimited is nice. I’m a Scribd subscriber, but I own a Kindle and I get tired of reading on my iPhone or laptop… I don’t own a tablet. *gasp* That would just be another device to distract me from the world. </p>
<p>As a writer, I’m a little less excited. Not because I don’t think it’s a good program for writers, quite the opposite in fact… But I’m not a KDP Select author, meaning I publish in places other than Amazon and am therefore, not eligible to sign up and offer my catalog of books to Kindle Unlimited users. </p>
<p>Honestly, that bums me out. I’m on Scribd and I get downloads each month of my books and that’s great. I like it because if it’s included with a subscription service, people are even more likely to take a chance on an unknown author, because hey, it isn’t like they had to buy the book to find out they hated it. So, yes, I’m disappointed that I can’t “opt in” to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited unless I remove my books from other sites (there are ways around it). And frankly, I don’t want to do that… Although, I will admit that looking back over sales last year, my three highest grossing months were the three months that <em>Tortured Dreams</em> and <em>Elysium Dreams</em> were only available on Amazon because they were enrolled in KDP Select. </p>
<p>Anyway, I’m giving it a shot as a user… and I’ll see what I can do to get my books in to the program.</p>

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  1. Maria D.

     /  July 18, 2014

    I’ll be honest – as a kindle user – and lover…I’m not sure how I really feel about this whole Kindle Unlimited thingy – I have a vested interest in “owning” the books on the kindle …this is like paying the library for the book…that’s just my thought …I don’t know..maybe I’m wrong about it …lol

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    • There are a lot of books that I am only going to read once. If I read it and love it, I’ll buy it. And I do use ebook check out from my local library, but this adds to the available selection. I’m going to try the free month and take it from there.

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