Kindle Unlimited VS Amazon Prime

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Are you an avid reader like me? I read a minimum of three books a week. Before Amazon came out with Kindle, I was paying at least $12 a week to keep up with this habit. I did use the library, but, had a tendency to not get books back in time and would end up with a late fee anyway.

But once I started using Kindle, all bets were off! I now get a ton of books that are free just by searching Amazon for free books. I also pay for both Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited. Both have their positives.

Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is only for reading. It is $9.99 a month. You can borrow 10 books at a time, but can read an unlimited amount during the month. Many of the books I read are from Kindle Unlimited. If you want to see the ones that I reviewed, click here.

If you have Amazon Prime (mentioned below), you do get access to about 1,000 books. If those titles are ones you are interested in, you need not get a Kindle Unlimited subscription. But if you want access to millions of books, I recommend it.

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a service that encompasses many things, of which one small part is books. The shipping, movies, and reading pays for itself in my home. You would have to look at your current habits to decide if this would be cost effective for you.

The Reading Components

  • Prime Reading – Enjoy unlimited reading on any device, with over thousands of books, magazines, books with audible narration, comics, articles, Kindle Singles, and more.
  • Kindle first – Choose one Kindle book of the six Editors’ Picks every month at no cost.

The Rest

  • Prime Shipping – FREE Two-Day Shipping on numerous things, FREE Same-Day Delivery in select areas & additional.
  • Amazon Family – 20% off diapers subscriptions and V-J Day off eligible merchandise from your baby registry, compliments of Amazon Family
  • Prime Video – Stream thousands of films and television shows at no extra value on over two hundred devices.
  • Amazon FreeTime Unlimited – Access to thousands of kid-friendly books, shows, games and more, for simply $2.99/month.
  • Prime Photos – Free unlimited image storage for you and 5 others. Plus, upgraded search helps you discover photos quick.
  • Early Access to Deals – Prime members get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on
  • Amazon Prime Store Card – Earn five-hitter back each day with Amazon Prime Store Card.
  • Prime Now – One and two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of things from Amazon and local stores.
  • Washington Post Free Trial – Limited time: enjoy unlimited access to the Washington Post with a six-month free trial.
  • Audible Channels – Unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for each interest.
  • Amazon Channels – Only for Prime: sign on for a free trial for over eighty premium networks as well as HBO, beginning and STARZ. Cancel anytime.
  • Twitch Prime – Get free game content each month, ad-free Twitch viewing, Twitch Channel Subscription, and hundreds more.
  • Member Exclusive Discount on Video Games – Discounts apply to pre-orders and collector’s editions for laptop, PlayStation four, XBox One, Wii U, 3DS and additional.
  • Prime Music – Stream a growing choice of 2 million songs – enclosed together with your membership. Unlock more with Amazon Music Unlimited, and get associate exclusive discount.
  • Prime pantry – Everyday sizes of well-liked home items delivered for a flat delivery fee.
  • Amazon elements for Prime – Shop Amazon elements merchandise, Amazon’s own line of everyday necessities.
  • Amazon Dash for Prime – Only For Prime: never run out of your favorite merchandise with Amazon Dash Button.
  • Share Your Prime – Share select Prime advantages with another adult in your home.
  • Shopping with Alexa – Enjoy hands-free shopping with Alexa on countless things on Amazon as associate exclusive advantage of your Prime membership.
  • Release-Date Delivery – FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order things delivered on their release date to zip codes among the continental U.S.



  1. I’ve been thinking about getting my Amazon prime back so that I can use it for books and my husband can use it for streaming tv/movies.

    Reading wise which program do you prefer kindle unlimited or the prime?

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