If you are a lover of reading, you will surely know the world of Amazon Kindle, which includes both devices dedicated to digital reading, and a special service that guarantees users thousands of e-books of all kinds. In fact, Kindle is one of the most purchased and desired products for reading e-books thanks to the latest generation e-ink screens (comfortable for non-tiring reading). Therefore, if you are looking for a convenient and accessible service to immerse yourself in digital reading, then all you have to do is rely on the Amazon Kindle Unlimited service , which, upon payment of a monthly sum, allows you to read a good selection of titles in Italian and offers a huge catalog in English!
- What is Kindle Unlimited and how it works
- The costs of Kindle Unlimited
2.1. How to disable Kindle Unlimited
- The Kindle Unlimited Catalog
- Kindle Unlimited vs Prime Reading
What is Kindle Unlimited and how it works
As mentioned earlier, Kindle Unlimited is a service offered by Amazon that makes a vast catalog of e-books available to subscribers. To read the books included in the subscription , you can comfortably use your smartphone / tablet thanks to the application available for free for Android and iOS / iPadOS or your PC, by going to the official website .
A separate discussion must be made on the appropriate reading devices, the Kindles . In fact, in our opinion, the latter are the ideal devices for reading e-books, thanks to their excellent build quality and their numerous features. There are different versions of Kindles and you can choose the one that best suits your needs. At ChimeraRevo, we have written a special guide in which we help you choose which Kindle to buy .
By subscribing to a subscription to Amazon Kindle Unlimited you will have access to the entire catalog and you can read without limits all the e-books of your interest, when and where you want.
You must keep in mind, however, that Kindle Unlimited is not available for all devices, but only on those that support the Kindle platform (listed above). For the rest of the devices, such as the Kobos , it is not possible to use the Amazon home service.
The costs of Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited costs € 9.99 / month . However, as is the case with many online services, you can take advantage of a 60-day free trial , after which you will need to renew your subscription to continue using it.
- Go to the official website dedicated to the free trial (or subscription to the subscription) of Kindle Unlimited
- Log in with your Amazon account (I remind you that the free trial works only in case of first subscription to the service)
- After entering your credentials and logging in, click on Sign up now and enjoy a free trial period
- From this moment, for 60 days, you will have access to the entire Amazon Kindle Unlimited catalog and you can immediately select the e-books of your interest and insert them into your library
How to disable Kindle Unlimited
The 60 days have passed and you don’t want to renew your subscription to the Amazon home service? I warn you that you can cancel your subscription at any time (even if you deactivate it before the expiry date, you can use it until the last trial day available).
- Go to Amazon and log in with the account linked to Kindle Unlimited
- Continue to My Account , then to My Kindle Unlimited
- Click Manage Subscription , then click Unsubscribe from Kindle Unlimited
- On the next screen, you will need to confirm your willingness to unsubscribe by clicking on End subscription
I inform you that, once the subscription is canceled, the books in your possession (even those borrowed) will no longer be available, unless the service is reactivated.
The Kindle Unlimited catalog
Kindle Unlimited offers an extensive catalog , containing more than a million e-books. Titles in Italian, to date, should be around 30,000, a number that is constantly expanding. It is therefore immediately clear that the catalog contains mostly books in a foreign language. For this reason, the free trial could also be very useful simply to consult the Kindle Unlimited catalog and evaluate if it is really worth keeping the subscription even after 30 days. The Amazon home service also offers content of all kinds , from novels to thrillers, as well as the great classics (such as Harry Potter, The Little Prince or Moby Dick).
Kindle Unlimited vs Prime Reading
If you know a minimum of Amazon, you will surely be aware of the service offered by the e-commerce giant, which offers users numerous advantages. We are talking about Amazon Prime , which provides users with various additional services (including Prime Music , Amazon Photos and Prime Video ), in addition to the possibility of taking advantage of a free and fast shipping of the products purchased. Among the various advantages, in addition, Prime Reading also stands out , which is a service dedicated to reading selected e-books, having a restricted but frequently updated catalog available.
In short, therefore, Prime Reading is a service included in the Amazon Prime subscription (it has a much lower cost than Kindle Unlimited) and offers a less substantial catalog. On the other hand we find Kindle Unlimited , an independent service with its own cost and a large catalog.