Maybe it’s a good thing that I discovered a trove of library ebooks so vast, I can’t keep up with my checkouts, because Amazon just launched Kindle Unlimited. For $9.99 a month, you have unlimited access to, according to the info on the site, 600,000 titles.
For a reader, that’s mighty tempting. But like Netflix DVDs and other entertainment subscriptions, if you don’t keep up with them, they’re not doing you any good. You have to make sure you’d get your money’s worth.
As a writer, however, it offers an added layer of plus-side to the KDP Select program. By making your book exclusive to Amazon, it’s already collection, and you get paid when people borrow it.
Overall, though, it’s Amazon, yet again, finding a way for wins all around. There aren’t really any losers in the Amazon publishing model. Readers will come out ahead as long as they read three books or so a month; fewer if they stick to the major publishers. Writers could see a bump in inncome from the service.
Me? I still have a bunch of library books on my Kindle. I’m practically drowning in books.
What a way to go.
Want to get started? Check out Her Cousin Much Removed (read for FREE with KindleUnlimited), The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management (also FREE with KindleUnlimited) and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only) (you get the idea).