There’s more good news today for those of us who pay our hundred bucks (or so) a year to maintain our Amazon Prime memberships. In addition to free movies, music, two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases, video games, photo storage, and one free Kindle book a month, we now get more even free books from the new Amazon service called Prime Reading.
According to CNET.com, Prime Reading works this way:
“…provides a rotating library of over a thousand books, with current titles including “The Hobbit,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “The Millionaire Next Door.” The free service, available only to Prime members in the US, also includes changing selections of comics, kids’ books and magazines, including National Geographic Traveler, People and Sports Illustrated.
The service is available on iOS and Android devices using the free Kindle app, as well as on any Amazon Kindle e-reader or Fire tablet.”
“Using a similar tactic, Amazon last month introduced a slimmed-down, free-for-Prime version of its paid audiobook services called Audible Channels. A full Audible membership costs $14.95 a month.
In addition to Prime Reading, Amazon will continue to provide the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. That Prime service lets people borrow one e-book a month from a much wider selection of hundreds of thousands of titles.”
(I am a very satisfied Amazon Prime member but this posting is not meant as an endorsement of Amazon Prime. It’s a simple heads-up for those who may have not have yet heard about the latest enhancements to the service.)