Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kindle Unlimited is...NOT

I accidentally signed up for a trial subscription to Kindle Unlimited and was considering continuing on for $9.99 per month after my trial ends in early October but now I'm not so sure. You see, despite the name, "Kindle Unlimited" really isn't unlimited after all. Yep, that's right. NOT unlimited.

What do I mean? Well, as soon as I got my welcome email after my unintentional signup, I quick-like downloaded a novel I've been wanting to read. Then over the next few days, I downloaded some nonfiction that sounded interesting. So far, so good. Then yesterday, I tried to download another title and got the following message:

Sorry if it's a little blurry but you get the idea. If I can only have 10 books at a time, in what universe would this be considered "unlimited"? Hmm. It's making that $9.99 per month for unlimited books way less attractive...


  1. I haven't quite warmed up to the Kindle world yet. I'm still with audio books and old fashioned paper. I've got a few on my device but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. My constant flow of library books keeps me busy.

    I guess it could be worse. By limiting it to 10 books at a time, it will force you to complete them. Knowing me, I'd probably have 20 books in my "must read" pile while still searching for more books to download.

  2. What most folks probably see as the biggest advantage of ereaders is being able to pack so many books around with no weight or bulk. The main reason I got one, however, is the backlit screen (which Kindle didn't have when I got mine so I have a Cruz). I can read in bed with no lamp! For traveling it's especially nice, but it's also great at home beings I mostly read in bed at night. Originally I wasn't even intending to read fiction - I just wanted an easy way to travel with pdf files and read them at will. But I rarely use it for those anymore - now I'm all about novels!

    As for the Kindle Unlimited 10 book limit, you make a valid point, Felicia. And I would also have many books I wasn't reading promptly and still be searching for more anyway. But I think 10 is too few, at least for me - 25 seems more reasonable if they're going to limit the unlimited.