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Old 10-05-2016, 08:12 AM   #1
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Amazon today introduced Prime Reading, a new reading benefit for U.S. Prime members. Prime members can now enjoy unlimited reading from a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics and more – at no additional cost. Prime Reading joins the growing list of all-you-can-eat benefits for Prime members including unlimited fast, free Prime shipping, unlimited access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, Audible Channels, early access to Lightning Deals and more. Members can start reading now by downloading the Kindle app for iOS and Android or using any Kindle or Fire tablet. To learn more about Prime Reading or start a 30-day free trial of Prime, please visit amazon.com/primereading.
Sort of a Kindle Unlimited lite.

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Old 10-05-2016, 09:50 AM   #2
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Sort of a Kindle Unlimited lite.
Excellent summation
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:00 AM   #3
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It appears that if one subscribes to Kindle Unlimited, this does not add anything.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:18 AM   #4
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It appears that if one subscribes to Kindle Unlimited, this does not add anything.
Nothing is added. Prime Reading titles are pulled from the Kindle Unlimited catalog.

jhowell hit the nail on the head by calling Kindle Unlimited Lite.
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:10 AM   #5
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As if I needed MORE to read.....

ho-hum....
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:50 AM   #6
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Nothing is added. Prime Reading titles are pulled from the Kindle Unlimited catalog.

jhowell hit the nail on the head by calling Kindle Unlimited Lite.
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Yup.
But it is a choice subset of KU titles. Most ebooks are high-selling Indies and APub and the APubs lean heavily on past Kindle First titles.

Plus, it comes right after this:

https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=as_li_s...774264f3a96e20

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The month of October is #PoweredByIndie. Throughout October, Amazon is celebrating great writing published via Kindle Direct Publishing, CreateSpace and Audiobook Creation Exchange. The celebration includes a vast spectrum of books presented to entertain, excite, and inform. Our authors share their paths as independent writers and showcase their favorite books to take readers on a journey of fact and fiction.
That page changes daily, btw, featuring different best selling Indie authors and their recommendations every day. Yesterday it was Marie Force (lots of romance on the front page), today it's AG Riddle (no relation to Tom, hopefully) and SF.

A whole month to go.

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Old 10-05-2016, 12:29 PM   #7
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Well, it never occurred to me though look for magazines in KU. So this is immediately useful to me in terms of knowledge about the value of my KU subscription.

The truth is, it's a pretty small subset of the KU titles, heavy KU users like me are unlikely to drop KU to use Prime reading. It's a nice, ongoing free sample though, but that's all it is.

Prime is turning into a nice overview of the things Amazon does. Even if it duplicates a service you already have, the other things rather make up for it!
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:54 PM   #8
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Does this replace the free monthly KDP title Prime members receive?

Also, is there a link of all the titles in Prime Reading? [Nevermind. I found the list.]

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Old 10-05-2016, 01:08 PM   #9
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Does this replace the free monthly KDP title Prime members receive?

Also, is there a link of all the titles in Prime Reading? [Nevermind. I found the list.]
Kindle owners lending library is still listed

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...eId=200444160&
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:59 PM   #10
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It seems that Amazon chooses the books from the Kindle Unlimited catalog. I wonder how Prime Reading works from the publisher's point of view.

Do publishers have to opt in?
Can they opt out?
Are they compensated for reads the same as for Kindle Unlimited?
Are they paid from the same cash pool as Kindle Unlimited?
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:00 PM   #11
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How does one use this feature? The page on Amazon just seems to describe it.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:07 PM   #12
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How does one use this feature? The page on Amazon just seems to describe it.
When I go to a book that's included there is a button that says Read for Free (included with your Prime membership). [see attached]
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:15 PM   #13
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This service reminds me a little of Scribd Selects, monthly catalog rotations of free (zero credit) titles for subscribers. The book selection still doesn't appeal much to me, but magazines could be very useful.
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I really want this in the UK
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The book selection still doesn't appeal much to me, but magazines could be very useful.
I wonder if they will rotate the selection of magazines over time so that it will not work as a replacement for any single magazine subscription.
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