Kindle Unlimited Rolled Out in Canada a short time ago, and I have been contemplating trying it out. There is a free trial option, but this does not make the decision as straightforward as it might seem because in order to avail myself of the free trial, I would have to convert my Amazon.com account over to the Canadian portal, and I’m worried about doing that.
So, some pros and cons. Maybe those of you who have tried this service can tell me what you think?
– There seems to be a decent selection of books. I know people have complained they don’t have many best-sellers, but I can get those from the library. With my Kindle reading, I tend to go on topic jags and download tons of samples. For awhile, it was presidents. Now, I am interested in comics and comic books. I checked the Kindle Unlimited listings and they had over 400 comics-themed titles—and I could read whole books, not just samples.
– There are at least a few books I have wishlisted already which are available. That would be enough to make at least the free month worth it. If I do run out of content, it seems easy enough to cancel.
– Price. It’s not a lot per month, but it’s more than I typically spend on books when aggregated over the course of a year. It may be cheaper to continue getting library books and rounding that out with just the Kindle books I want.
– Variety. I am worried I will limit myself because I’ll want to make sure I get my money’s worth. So I may neglect my other reading sources and wind up wasting my time reading stuff I am not as interested in.
– I would have to convert my .com account to a .ca. This is my biggest worry. I am planning to start publishing some stuff on the Kindle store this year (I have a lot of teaching stuff I have created in my work) so this may be a moot point; I may have to convert my account anyway before I start doing that. But the .ca prices are higher, there are fewer deals, and I have some concerns about changing everything over.
So…worth it, or not?