Amazon has been known to be venturing into various segments. And a new leak has revealed the retailer’s plans to make inroads in the eBooks segment by launching an unlimited subscription service known as Kindle Unlimited. This confirmation comes directly from Amazon, as the retailer posted a dedicated page about it on the website before eventually taking it down. The service will reportedly cost $9.99 per month.
From the looks of it, this will essentially allow customers to read unlimited eBooks per month granted they have the subscription. This could spark off a new trend in the segment as not a lot of big ticket eBook sellers have such a plan in place. This will give Amazon a significant edge over competition such as Apple, Nook and Google in the eBooks segment. The web page fails to mention as to when this service will officially kick off, but given that it’s been listed already, we don’t think it’s far away.
It is possible that Amazon could open this service to the general public rather than limiting it to customers of its Prime service. The unlimited eBooks subscription also means that customers will be only renting these books for the duration of their subscription. And the moment they unsubscribe from the service, all the books will be lost, which is a major caveat for those interested in an offering like this.
Via: Android Community