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Old 05-21-2019, 02:37 PM   #119
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Originally Posted by DuckieTigger View Post
More relevant for the discussion at hand I have a rhetorical question for you. Why would you go through the pain of borrowing 250(*) titles with KU in batches of 10 if you only skimmed to see if they are worth reading at a later time? Couldn't you have simply gotten the samples instead? Or skim the samples with the "look inside" feature?
I can't answer for the O.P., but I can answer for myself. I did a similar thing when I was running a free Kindle Unlimited trial. I wanted to see what they offered, with my ultimate goal being to determine if I wanted to pay for a KU subscription later, when I would actually read the books. I checked out many books, not to the degree that the O.P. did, but probably around 35 per month.

I wanted to be able to review the books at my leisure, which often times meant offline, where the "look inside" feature from Amazon's website is not available.

I ultimately determined that a KU subscription was not for me. But as the result of my reviewing during the free trial, I did read a few books, and purchased a few. They were cheap enough to buy that I actually saved money by buying them instead of renting access to them at $10 per month with a KU membership. When many of these books sell for only $2.99 or so, I can't justify paying $9.99 per month to access them via KU, because I just don't read that fast. In my case, it's cheaper to buy than to rent. That may not be the case for speedy readers though.
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