(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Amazon unveiled its new digital ebook subscription service last week, offering members unlimited access to over 600,000 titles, with the exception of books from the “big 5.”
According to the New York Times, Kindle Unlimited does not offer any ebooks from the five biggest publishers, HarperCollins, Hackette, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and Macmillan. The absence of these major publishers seems to be due to Amazon’s ongoing war with Hachette over contract negotiations.
Amazon announced its $10 a month ebook service last Friday, which allows customers to choose from thousands of books and more than 2,000 audio books from some of the best sellers such as “The Hunger Games”, “Harry Potter”, and “Life of Pi.”
Additionally, the online retail giant is giving Kindle Unlimited users a free three-month Audible membership that gives subscribers access to more than 150,000 audio book titles.
More information about this service can be found here.