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Old 05-19-2017, 09:34 AM   #16
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I've subscribed to KU since its inception. But for the last couple of years at least, Amazon has offered a reduced rate (33% off monthly rate for a one year commitment, I think 40% off for a 2 year commitment) on Prime Day (towards end of July).
I originally got a discounted year when I bought my Fire HD 8, but I canceled back in February after the year was up because I hadn't been using it much. However, there's still a few authors whose backlists are in KU that I really want to read so I'll probably re-sub if there's a Prime Day deal.

Last year, Prime Day was July 12, which is about two weeks before my birthday, so I can count it as a present to myself.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:44 AM   #17
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Little tip: Put any books on your wishlist over at ereaderiq's price watch. Many KU books go on sale for free for 5 days or less every three months.

And as to the last part, don't even try it. Small authors need to get paid.
Cinisajoy, you know you managed to say small authors need to get paid and explained how to get their books free in the same post

Have you considered politics
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:08 AM   #18
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Thanks for all the helpful replies
Decided to bite the bullet and join. So far its looking good.
I had only wondered if it was possible to save them, as sometimes a good book I love to read again.
Anyway off to read now.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:42 AM   #19
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I keep a wishlist of KU books and periodically joined to read those for the month. I gave a fire to my sister so that she could read from KU at the same time. You can have 10 books out at a time and they can be read on all devices linked to your account. In the US, if the book also has a whispersync audio, often for $1.99, you can buy it at the time you select the book. Some will include that audio for free during checkout.

Its great if there are books you want too read, but it rarely includes top notch authors. My late sister was disabled, so easily went through 30 books in a month, so well worth it. Me, not so much.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:56 AM   #20
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Thanks for all the helpful replies
Decided to bite the bullet and join. So far its looking good.
I had only wondered if it was possible to save them, as sometimes a good book I love to read again.
Anyway off to read now.
If the book you want to read is still in KU, you can check it out again, as often as you want!
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:20 AM   #21
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I had only wondered if it was possible to save them, as sometimes a good book I love to read again.
If it helps, think of KU like the Netflix DVD queue. So many choices, but they aren't intended to be yours to keep forever.

If you read a book in KU and love it, just buy a copy. Most books in the program aren't likely to be very expensive to purchase anyway (and the authors likely could use every bit of cash you can throw at them).
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:07 AM   #22
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In the UK we have just received Prime Reading which seems to be a cross between the old library and Kindle ul. With prime membership you get to borrow up to 10 ebooks or magazines at a time, from admittedly smaller selection. There are probably other threads about this but couldn't find any.

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Old 05-24-2017, 03:07 AM   #23
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:08 AM   #24
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If the book you want to read is still in KU, you can check it out again, as often as you want!
Didn't know that
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:08 AM   #25
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In the UK we have just received Prime Reading which seems to be a cross between the old library and Kindle ul. With prime membership you get to borrow up to 10 ebooks or magazines at a time, from admittedly smaller selection. There are probably other threads about this but couldn't find any.

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Old 05-24-2017, 03:13 AM   #26
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Such a lot of helpful tips
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:29 PM   #27
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So is it possible to not join Kindle Unlimited after my free trial and have the free trial later in the year again before i may join permanently?
As noticed a few of the books I want are also at my local library.
They do not normally have many.
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:44 PM   #28
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So is it possible to not join Kindle Unlimited after my free trial and have the free trial later in the year again before i may join permanently?
As noticed a few of the books I want are also at my local library.
They do not normally have many.
You don't join permanently. It is on a month to month basis.
You sign up and if you like it, they will bill you every month after the free trial. If you don't see a use, cancel before the free trial expires. You can always rejoin later but I think they limit you to one free trial.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:42 PM   #29
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I don't know all of their rules for free trials, but I did a trial when KU first came out and am now on a second free trial (2 months this time). The second trial however is from a Groupon deal which might make a difference or it could be like Audible where folks have done many promo memberships over and over again.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:45 PM   #30
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Most definitely unethical.
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But DeDRMing a KU book has no excuse or rationalization possible because authors *only* get paid *if* the book is read. Downloading a KU title, DeDRMing it "to read later" and returning it unread means the author never gets paid. Same as outright piracy.--
How is it "unread" with the author not getting paid if it is DeDRMed? Won't that process mark it as "read?"
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