Amazon’s New ‘Prime Reading’ Feature Offers Free Access To Books, Magazines & More

If you have been an Amazon Prime subscriber for the last few years, you have probably seen your annual investment become significantly more valuable as the company releases additional benefits on a semi-regular basis.

Last week, gamers who are subscribed to Prime were granted a free ‘Twitch Prime' subscription offering several attractive benefits with the most notable being an ad-free viewing experience (something formally reserved for Twitch Turbo subscribers).

Earlier today, Amazon announced their new Prime Reading platform which allows Prime subscribers the ability to read digital copies of roughly 1,000 books and popular magazines from a Kindle or other mobile device via the Kindle App.

This is entirely different than their Kindle Unlimited subscription which costs $9.99/month (separate from Prime) and is far more expansive with over 250,000 titles to choose from.

Despite this, Prime Reading appears to be another great perk to add to the list of growing Prime benefits. At a quick glance, I see some popular books available for free access such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneThe Man In The High Castle, and The Hobbit. The magazine selection is also pretty appealing with titles like Sports IllustratedPeoplePopular MechanicsEntertainment WeeklyHGTV MagazineVogueGQVogueCosmopolitanEsquireMen's Health and more.

Considering the cost of Amazon Prime is just under $100 a year, the value per dollar is growing exponentially as each new benefit is added. It is a no-brainer for my needs, and I can see myself continually renewing my Prime status for many years to come.

Via: Prime Reading (Amazon)