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The Amazon e-commerce site offers "Prime Reading", a program that brings you lots of free ebooks to download every month.
Prime Reading is a service reserved exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers: see Prime Reading here on Amazon.com.
So, if you're like us, you can already access this new selection of books directly from your Kindle e-reader, Fire tablet or Kindle reading app.
Then there's a new section featuring a selection of books you can borrow for free.
The selection isn't necessarily great, but there are plenty of bestsellers and books:
For my part, I've already spotted a couple of things to read. I think that if you have a Prime subscription ($14.99/month), it's worth looking to see if there's anything that might interest you.
Downloading an eligible ebook is very simple.
Simply go to the relevant category on your e-reader (tested on a latest-generation Kindle Paperwhite e-reader) and then press "Borrow".
The book is then automatically downloaded free of charge and appears in your e-reader's library.
When you've finished reading the book, you'll need to return it to Prime Reading. To do this, press the book cover for a few seconds to display the menu. Then select "Return to Prime Reading".
You can then download a new book (but you can borrow more than one book at a time).
You can also read Prime Reading ebooks on iPhone and iPad.
If you prefer to read your Prime Reading ebooks on a Kindle e-reader, you can also use the following software:
After installing the software and logging in to your Amazon account, you'll be able to find the book you've borrowed in the application's library.
All Kindle e-readers are compatible with Amazon Prime Reading: Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis and Kindle Scribe.
6" e-reader - 1448 x 1072 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
6.8" e-reader - 1680 x 1264 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, EPUB (converted), MOBI, PRC; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
7" e-reader - 1680 x 1264 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI unprotected, PRC ; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP converti, EPUB (converted)
10.2" e-reader - 1860 x 2480 pixels e ink screen - Ebook formats supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI unprotected, PRC ; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, EPUB (converted)
Older Kindle readers purchased a few years ago are also compatible. So you don't need to buy a new e-reader to take advantage of this service.
There are thousands of digital books available. So Prime Reading is a great way to read for less.
However, it in no way replaces Amazon's $9.99-a-month unlimited reading subscription, which offers a much wider selection of books.
This Prime Reading is therefore a welcome addition to Amazon's offer, and above all a further argument for subscribing to Prime to take advantage of the many associated services (Video on Demand, photo storage, free delivery, etc.).
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