My Kindle Unlimited Subscription is one of the best things I’ve ever signed up for and I keep saying I’m going to dedicate a whole post to it and today, I’m finally getting around to it!
Every now and again, in one of my weekly five frugal things posts or on Instagram, I share how I’ve filled my Kindle up with a stack of new books and every time, I get at least a couple of emails or DMs asking me how it works so much so I’m going to pop everything into this post so I can just share the link to that.
I’m all about working smarter and not harder at the minute! 😂😂😂
I initially started my own Kindle Unlimited subscription when I saw a free trial advertised but at the end of the 30 days, I’d used it so much that there was no way I was canceling and I’ve had it for a good few years now because it’s such good value to me personally.
I read every night before I go to sleep as a way to switch off and relax and because I’m a very quick reader naturally I go through a lot of books. Our local library branch has closed and even when it was open, I rarely had time during the day to go stock up on books so I used to buy mine mainly from charity shops and car boot sales. Not bad when you find a bargain that you want to read but even cheap books add up when you read as many as I do. And then there’s the stacks of books that I used to end up with piled up in the corner of my bedroom ready to re-donate to consider!
What is Kindle Unlimited?
A Kindle Unlimited subscription gives you access to over a million Kindle titles, which includes ebooks, audiobooks, and even some magazines. You can download up to 10 at a time and get to keep them for as long as you want to as long as you remain a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.
Is a Kindle Unlimited subscription worth it?
Yes, Yes, Yes! To me, it’s 100% worth the £7.99 a month that I pay for so many reasons:
- It’s saved me a fortune in buying books as I easily read 3 or 4 books a week.
- I have so much more choice in books now – over a million books from authors I would never have discovered without my subscription. So many independent authors now just go straight to Kindle and you’d never know about them.
- I can choose a book I’m not sure I’ll like without thinking about whether I’m wasting money.
- Kindle to books is like Netflix is for boxsets. There are so many book series’ available that are centered around a certain place or family so you really get to know the characters even though each book is based around someone different if that makes sense. Books come out so much more often as it’s easier to get them uploaded than printed I presume.
- I stock up usually every fortnight or so and it’s so easy to do on the Amazon website. There’s a huge kindle library that you can search and choose 10 books at a time which are automatically delivered to your device and I love choosing my next set of books.
Do I need a Kindle for Kindle Unlimited?
(Ths links below are affiliate links which means if you choose to buy using my links then you get the same price but I get a small amount too – I’d never share anything I don’t use myself though.)
You actually don’t need a Kindle to take advantage of Kindle Unlimited as you can just download the app on any device but a Kindle is so much better in my opinion as they’re just the perfect size and turning the page is so intuitive that it’s genuinely as enjoyable as reading a book.
I also love that it starts to get to know your preferences and recommends books on the lock screen that it knows I might like – it’s not always accurate though!
This is the cheapest model I can find on Amazon at the moment which is the basic model that will absolutely do what you need it to do and is the model I started with and never had any issues with. I left my first one on a plane when I went to New York a couple of years ago though so I bought the Kindle Paperwhite up with my leftover spending money and it’s even better as there’s more of a backlight so I can adjust the screen depending on when and where I’m reading it. The newer models now have all sorts of fancy extras which you might love but genuinely, the basic model is all you need.
How do I get a free trial of Kindle Unlimited?
It’s ridiculously easy to sign up for your Kindle Unlimited free trial – just click the link below and you’ll get the option for a 30 day free trial. Add a diary reminder into your phone to remind you the day before it’s due to expire so you can decide at that point whether you’re going to continue or not but if you decide to cancel, you can do it really easily in your Amazon account. Just before you cancel, if you still have books left to read, make sure you’ve downloaded them to your device, then pop your Kindle into Airplane mode – they’ll stay there until you next go online so you can finish them off. I’m pretty sure you’ll not cancel if you love reading as I do.
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