Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime are special services provided by Amazon for Kindle book readers and is different from KOLL. In 2016, Amazon introduced a new feature for Prime subscribers called Prime Reading and it gives unlimited free access to top Kindle books, magazines, and comic books. With a Prime subscription, you have access to about 1,000 Kindle eBooks, plus 180 Kindle Singles, and over 100 Kindle Short Reads. Amazon Prime is subscribed yearly and costs $99. Kindle Unlimited gives you the freedom to explore and try new genres, discover new authors, and dive into new adventures with unlimited access to our wide and varied selection of books. It is subscribed monthly and it costs $9.99. Prime Student is also available for students. In this tutorial article, you will learn how to subscribe to and setup your kindle Prime and Unlimited. I will also show you ten recommended sites where you can download and read free kindle books legally on your kindle device and through the reading app.
Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited & KOLL: Features and Benefits
It is a part of Amazon Prime membership program that costs $99 a year. Kindle Owners' Lending Library (KOLL) lets you borrow one Kindle book a month with no due dates. Prime members can borrow one book from Kindle Owners' Lending Library each calendar month. You can download the book to compatible devices registered to the same Amazon account or to the account of adults in the same Amazon Household. Available titles may change each calendar month.
Kindle Unlimited is separate from Amazon Prime and Kindle Owners' Lending Library. This is a standalone ebook subscription service with a monthly fee of $9.99. You can read an unlimited number of books in a month, but you can keep on your device only 10 books at the same time.
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Is this your first time of hearing about Amazon?
Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. The company has separate retail websites for the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India, and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. In 2016, Dutch, Polish, and Turkish language versions of the German Amazon website were also launched.
Amazon sells CDs and DVDs, MP3, audiobook and video downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry, consumer electronics—like, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo, etc.
If you are new on Amazon, here are some things you have to setup before you can download and read kindle free and paid books on your devices.
How to Create and Setup Amazon Account
2. Download the free Kindle reading app for your device. There are versions of the app for different OS for Mac,Windows PC and Android devices. The appropriate app for your device will automatically be downloaded once you click on the above link.
3. Locate the downloaded file on your device. Then click on the file install and setup the app. Note that you need your amazon account login details. Follow the screen to screen instruction to set it up.
4. Once you have setup app on your device, you can now borrow, share, download and read millions of free kindle eBooks.
You can manage different Amazon subscriptions with one account. Do not open two accounts for two different subscriptions.
How to Sign Up and Setup Kindle Prime and Unlimited Membership
Subscribing to kindle Unlimited and Prime memberships makes you eligible to enjoy the their benefits.
Your account must have a current, valid credit card before you can sign up for the Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited free trial. Payment options such as an Amazon.com Corporate Line of Credit, checking accounts, pre-paid credit cards, or gift cards cannot be used.
To sign up for Kindle Unlimited Free Trial:
1. Click Here to Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. Amazon allows you to sign up for the free trial Kindle Unlimited service for 30 days! Choose a membership plan, then click Join Kindle Unlimited to subscribe.
2. Log in with your Amazon account. If you do not have an account, you will be asked to create one.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to place your order.
Amazon starts to charge your default payment method or another payment method on file after any applicable free trial. Your Kindle Unlimited membership continues until canceled. If you do not wish to continue for $9.99/month plus any taxes, you may cancel anytime at www.amazon.com/kucentral.
To Cancel your Kindle Unlimited membership:
1. Login into your Amazon account and click on Manage your Kindle Unlimited Membership.
2. Under Manage Membership, select Cancel Kindle Unlimited Membership.
3. Select End Membership and specify the end date.
To sign up for the Amazon Prime Free Trial:
Click Here. Click Start your free trial. Follow the on-screen instructions if prompted.
The free trial of Amazon Prime gives you access to Two Free Day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, and access to the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. You will be automatically charged and upgraded to a paid membership plan at the end of the trial period.
Where & How You Can Download Kindle Books For Free
There are a lot of websites that allow you download kindle eBooks both fiction and non fiction books for free apart from the kindle store. Most of these books are books that are on free promo and count down deal. You can download the books in different file formats like PDF, MOBI, EPUB, etc. But you can only read the MOBI file version in your kindle reading app.
Once you have setup your kindle reading app on your device, you can download any free book and read it with your devices. Just click on the eBook you want to download and read, select the .MOBI file format option. After downloading the book, locate the save location and double click on the .MOBI file. The kindle reading app will copy it to your kindle book library and open it automatically.
Here are 5 some recommended websites where you can get millions of free kindle books both fiction and non fiction books.
Further Reading Resources
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