Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
Since the topic of the day (and this month) is LOVE, let's talk about something that has captured my affections.
I'm sure you've all heard of it. Or maybe, you haven't...
Either way, it’s the topic of today’s Top 5 Wednesday, so hopefully this will shed some light on Kindle Unlimited, and just how great it (can) be! I skipped last week’s Top 5 Wednesday post because I didn’t care for the topic. The same has happened for this week. So, I’m making my own topic for discussion. 😛
I want to say ahead of time that Kindle Unlimited may not be the right program for you, and that’s fine! This is more based on my personal experience with it.
If you are unfamiliar with the program, Kindle Unlimited is a subscription available through Amazon that gives access to readers to a vast array of ebooks. You can “rent” or “borrow” up to ten books at a time, and replace them with others at any time! There are no time parameters for how long you have a title out. It’s pretty nifty!
So, onto why Kindle Unlimited is great…
If you like to find new authors, that aren’t necessarily well known (but have fantastic books) Kindle Unlimited is one way to do it! I’ve come across several books that I haven’t seen in the bookworld’s spotlight. It’s too bad that they aren’t, because some truly deserve it!
As a book reviewer, I really like to find authors that have wonderful work, but need some more publicity. Kindle Unlimited is just one way to find some of these amazing authors.
One series I will forever rave about (available through Kindle Unlimited) is the Fairy Queens series by Amber Argyle. Seriously, if you love fae, fantasy, and strong female characters, check this series out!
Many popular reads (i.e. the Harry Potter series) are available for free through Kindle Unlimited! Now, there are some publishers that do not partake in making their books available through this program, including HarperCollins, Simon & Shuster, MacMillian, and Penguin. This may seem limiting, however, considering how many books are out there, you will still be able to find great reads.
If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on books, or don’t live close to a library, (because honestly, libraries are LIFE SAVERS for us book worms) Kindle Unlimited is an affordable way to access a TON of books. I spend only $9.99 a month for the subscription (that’s about $2 less than a new hardcover copy off of Amazon.) For me, it’s totally worth it.
There are over 1 million books available through Kindle Unlimited.
Let’s be honest, none of us will read a million books in our lifetime, so, you’ll never run out of books.
This one is more personal but–Kindle Unlimited has saved my tail more than once when I forgot to download a book from Netgalley before it was archived. (It’s only happened a few times, luckily.) Also, I’ve been able to find a lot of books available in sequels that I’m reading through that I can access through this program. Basically, it saves me a lot of time and money!