Amazon seems to be on the verge of releasing a new eBook lending service called ‘Kindle Unlimited' thanks to a cached page originally discovered by GigaOM and brought to our attention via TechCrunch. The hidden page showcases a service which offers consumers the ability to harness unrestricted access over 600,000 titles and audiobooks found within the Amazon's Kindle library for a flat price of $9.99 per month.
According to the link, this service offers access to popular series like The Hunger Games, The Lord Of The Rings, and the Harry Potter books. Unfortunately, the ‘Watch the video' and ‘Join Kindle Unlimited' buttons are not working properly on the cached page so we aren't able to get much more details at this time.
Many companies have tried to mimic this type of service in the past including Scribd and a startup called Oyster although the market still seems fairly open for Amazon to conquer if executed well enough. The real question is whether or not Amazon will include free access to Kindle Unlimited program to their Prime subscribers like they have done for Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Prime Music.
It looks like we will just have to wait until Amazon officially announced the Kindle Unlimited service which I'd anticipate will happen in the near future. Stay tuned!
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