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Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited service

/ 09:46 PM July 18, 2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talks about the new Fire Phone’s Firefly feature, which lets the user take photos of objects, numbers, artwork or books and have the phone recognize the item, during a launch event, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Seattle. Firefly also can recognize songs, TV shows, and movies. AP

SEATTLE — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

The company said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle books such as “The Hunger Games” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” They can also listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, including “Water for Elephants.”

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Subscribers will get a free three-month Audible membership.

A Kindle Unlimited logo will be attached to eligible titles. The subscription service is available beginning Friday and is accessible via Kindle devices or with Amazon’s free Kindle reading apps. A free 30-day trial can be accessed at www.amazon.com/ku-freetrial.

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