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Old 07-26-2014, 02:14 PM   #136
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Hmm, I guess I will need to decide if I am willing to buy a kindle fire. I am doing a lot of thinking about this subject.
Seems like it would be easier to just sign up and try it out for the free month.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:31 PM   #137
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I signed up for KU when I heard about the 3 free audible credits, see link below. After signing up for KU, I still don't see a new credit on my audible page. Is there another step to claim the 1st credit or did you guys just see it added right away?

http://www.audible.com/mt/KUTerms
I had to click thru the link in one of monkey's posts

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http://www.audible.com/promo/offer/1..._1818?p=KUGIFT
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:43 PM   #138
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Seems like Kindle Unlimited is having initial growing pains. I subscribed when I heard about the audible credit, not a bad deal there. I wanted to read Marcus Sakey's Brilliance novel - got that on my Kindle right away after joining KU. Disappointed that the audible edition wasn't included - but days later I checked the book page and indeed it said "Kindle Unlimited with Narration". I refreshed my audible app but the audiobook version never appeared! Finally I contacted Audible customer service and they added it for me.

I bet you many other titles will have narration added as time goes by and they straighten out the system.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:57 PM   #139
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I found some GREAT reference books that I'm currently going over! One is $16, another $17, and then another $13. Almost $50 worth of books right there that cost more than the subscription.

The most exciting thing about Kindle Unlimited I have come across so far!!
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:38 PM   #140
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No it is not the same link. You are talking about amzn.com/ku ? That does have the search, but not the categories. I want both, the categories and the search. Go from amzn.com/ku to "browse all titles in unlimited" - that is what I want and what I posted.
Ah, now I see what you wanted! But according to my browser at least, your link ALSO goes to the KU feature page...

(And no, I'm not upset about dragging this out. Just a friendly conversation, right? Finding out new stuff is always good.)
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:07 AM   #141
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No. I prefer to *own my books outright. I don't like the idea of borrowing. Also I like to buy my books in bulk and then come back and read them at a later date so using a subscription service wouldn't work.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:46 PM   #142
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I found some GREAT reference books that I'm currently going over! One is $16, another $17, and then another $13. Almost $50 worth of books right there that cost more than the subscription.

The most exciting thing about Kindle Unlimited I have come across so far!!
This is an excellent point! I use my current subscription service for exploring reference books on many subjects. Those can be more expensive, and you don't want to buy without knowing they have the right information you need. Sometimes you just need a little bit of info but don't need permanent access to the whole book.

A similar example is I use my subscription service for exploring cookbooks.

I also just discovered that KU has Lonely Planet travel guides!
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:14 PM   #143
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This is an excellent point! I use my current subscription service for exploring reference books on many subjects. Those can be more expensive, and you don't want to buy without knowing they have the right information you need. Sometimes you just need a little bit of info but don't need permanent access to the whole book.

A similar example is I use my subscription service for exploring cookbooks.

I also just discovered that KU has Lonely Planet travel guides!
Yeah, I saw those Lonely Planet guides aswell! There's some of the Dummies too.

Just looking around some more now, there's some stuff on Scrivener, Evernote, and Dropbox for anyone interested.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:56 PM   #144
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Yeah, I saw those Lonely Planet guides aswell! There's some of the Dummies too.

Just looking around some more now, there's some stuff on Scrivener, Evernote, and Dropbox for anyone interested.
Looks like they have many of The Everything Guides too.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:52 PM   #145
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I don't intend to subscribe beyond the 30-day free trial. I was thrilled when I saw main stream knitting books, and 34 pages, but after page 17 it is all single pattern stuff. Like I need 100 patterns for boot toppers. In terms of fiction, I picked up a couple books, but even if I don't read them before the month is up, I won't subscribe. Not Ready for Prime Time.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:05 AM   #146
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Look at the amount of dollars that you spend on ebook on a monthly basis and compare, do you spend more than $10 per month on ebooks. I typically spend any where from $12 to $32 per month depending on the type of ebooks that I am reading that month.So the unlimited program is a good idea, it will alow me to put a cap on the book buying. And before you ask, yes i do borrow from the library, however tha tssumes that the library has something for me, which they frequently do not.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:11 AM   #147
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Look at the amount of dollars that you spend on ebook on a monthly basis and compare, do you spend more than $10 per month on ebooks. I typically spend any where from $12 to $32 per month depending on the type of ebooks that I am reading that month.So the unlimited program is a good idea, it will alow me to put a cap on the book buying. And before you ask, yes i do borrow from the library, however tha tssumes that the library has something for me, which they frequently do not.
I spend $0 per month on ebooks, so a subscription is definitely not for me. I get my books from the library, public domain, and free Kindle offers. There's always something for me to read; always.
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I spend $0 per month on ebooks, so a subscription is definitely not for me. I get my books from the library, public domain, and free Kindle offers. There's always something for me to read; always.
A lot of free Kindle offers might be going away if KU does well by the authors.
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A lot of free Kindle offers might be going away if KU does well by the authors.
No big deal for me. I'll shift that loss over to library and public domain books. When it comes to reading, I'll happily take whatever is at hand. I'm very easy to please.
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No big deal for me. I'll shift that loss over to library and public domain books. When it comes to reading, I'll happily take whatever is at hand. I'm very easy to please.
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