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Old 07-22-2014, 10:56 PM   #61
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1) I own a Kobo.
2) It's not available in Canada.

So no, I won't subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:18 PM   #62
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That is a good point. That makes it a spicy deal
I've gone through two of them only today.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:43 AM   #63
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I've gone through two of them only today.
On what device are you listening to the KU audiobooks?

I keep waffling...will I keep it, won't I keep it....if I didn't already have a vast unread library, it would be an easy decision. I may keep it for a month or two beyond the trial, just to see if it is right for me, or not.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:47 AM   #64
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I will probably subscribe for a few months. Several books I've been meaning to read are included and I find the idea of a eBook subscription service (that works with eink) compelling.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:45 AM   #65
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On what device are you listening to the KU audiobooks?

I keep waffling...will I keep it, won't I keep it....if I didn't already have a vast unread library, it would be an easy decision. I may keep it for a month or two beyond the trial, just to see if it is right for me, or not.
iPhone. But you can load them on anything. My iPod Nano synced and played them fine after I transferred them over to iTunes.

The current books I have rented out don't include the Audible books though. So I have to actually read those. LOL.

I'm using a combo of my computer screen and Paperwhite for those.

I wish the return process was a lot better. The four clicks to do so are a real pain.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:38 AM   #66
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iPhone. But you can load them on anything. My iPod Nano synced and played them fine after I transferred them over to iTunes.

The current books I have rented out don't include the Audible books though. So I have to actually read those. LOL.

I'm using a combo of my computer screen and Paperwhite for those.

I wish the return process was a lot better. The four clicks to do so are a real pain.
You shouldn't have to click anything??? Just check out a new one, and it will prompt you to return one of the ones you have out.
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You shouldn't have to click anything??? Just check out a new one, and it will prompt you to return one of the ones you have out.
Only if you're at the 10 book limit.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:26 AM   #68
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Only if you're at the 10 book limit.
If you aren't at the 10-book limit, then there is definitely no need to go through a four-click process to return them.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:31 AM   #69
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No, I won't subscribe. I have no interest in Amazon's ecosystem. As a matter of fact, even though I have a Kindle, I've only bought a handful of books from them. Most are bought as ePubs.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:39 AM   #70
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Only because it comes with the audiobooks. I'll be using them more than the ebooks to be honest.
That's the draw for me, too.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:50 AM   #71
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No, I won't subscribe. I have no interest in Amazon's ecosystem. As a matter of fact, even though I have a Kindle, I've only bought a handful of books from them. Most are bought as ePubs.
Back when I bought my third ereader (thats a long story for a different day) I chose amazon's echo system for one and only one reason, their willingness to under cut their competition's prices. A behavior that I want to encourage.

Jessica - since you have signed up already,what do you think of the program?

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Old 07-23-2014, 11:40 AM   #72
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I'm trying out the free trial. It's okay, but for 600,000 books the selection is fairly dismal right now. Still, I got hold of a few books I was somewhat interested in. I won't pay for it right now, but could see doing so in the future.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #73
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Wow!! interesting.

Unlimited reading.. also supporting play books?
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:16 PM   #74
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I've signed up for the 30-day free trial, and I will probably keep it beyond 30 days. Although I'm not overly impressed with the selection, I did notice quite a few titles that I've previously purchased (unfortunately), so at least they do have some titles that I plan to read. Although I also subscribe to Scribd, there appears to be relatively little overlap at this point. (Actually, I wish there was more overlap, as I prefer to read on my Kindle rather than a tablet or phone.) I am enjoying an audiobook that was available with my initial selection, and certainly the audiobook "bonus" when available is significant compared to other subscription plans.

So I plan to maintain the subscription, at least for a few months, as it makes a nice supplement to Scribd and to my local library. Hopefully the choice of books will improve, but I already have added quite a few to my wish list, certainly enough to keep me busy for a few months.

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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
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