Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription ebook service in Canada. Today’s news comes more than six months after the service first launched in the U.S., and a little over four months after it landed in the U.K.
For CDN$9.99 ($8 USD), subscribers can access 750,000 ebooks, though it’s worth noting that you won’t be able to access all the latest bestsellers — many of them are self-published titles created through Kindle Direct Publishing. That said, there are still many well-known titles on there, including Harry Potter and the Hunger Games.
The gradual global rollout is no doubt food for thought for a number of competing companies in the space — Oyster offers north of one million books for $9.95/month, though it remains a U.S. only affair for now. Then there’s Scribd, which serves up around the same number of titles (including audiobooks) for $8.99 a month — and it’s available globally.
Kindle Unlimited is available in Canada from today, on Kindles and via their associated apps on phones, tablets, and PCs. Though interestingly, there’s no mention of audiobooks being included in the deal — subscribers in the U.K. and U.S. get a selection of audiobooks via Amazon subsidiary Audible.
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