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Yesterday, when exploring Amazon India for our team, I came to know about Amazon’s Prime Reading Program and its launch in India. I found it worth sharing with you all. Let me try to share it in a Q/A way. And, yes let us know if you like this format or want us to stick to our traditional article format.
Amazon’s prime reading program is like an online library. There is a set of books available under this program which you can borrow, and after reading you need to return them.
The links are avilable on the Amazon’s India website, and, as it is just launched the banners for the same are available on Amazon’s home page also. Here is a quick link for you.
This comes at FREE of cost!
Yes, it is free, but, only for Amazon Prime members.
So, if you are already a prime member, you need to pay nothing. And if you are not, you can either go for the yearly subscription or a monthly subscription.
You will retain the benefits of having free product delivery (for Amazon Prime eligible products), Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Prime Music, as you are getting currently. It is an added benefit.
As it is a digital book library, you will be able to get Amazon Kindle EBooks only. And as you know, there is no need to purchase a Kindle device to read Kindle EBooks. The Amazon Kindle app is available for all Android and IOS Smartphones. And, if you want to read these books on your computer, you can use Amazon cloud reader which will let you read them from within your web browser itself.
Definitely not. There are more than 800 (when I am writing this article) books available under this category. You need to consider that the list may change at any time.
Here is the quick link to the catalog of books available under this offer.
There is a limit to the number of books you can borrow at a time. The limit is 10 books.
You can always visit “My Library” page to know how many books you’ve borrowed at any point in time.
Considering you are a prime member, you can borrow a book anytime and return it whenever you want, there is no timeframe within which you need to return it.
Well, its pretty easy. Either you follow the book link from Amazon Prime Reading book catalog or go to the eligible book by making sure that you are viewing it’s Kindle EBook edition.
Along with the “Prime” symbol, you will find a button “Read Now” (only if the book is eligible) along with the purchase button. Clicking on the button will add the book to “My Library”. You can then read it, and once done, you can return it from “My Library” page itself.
Well, it strictly depends upon your choice. Let me share a few quick links for the books which we’ve reviewed so far :).
- Immortals of Meluha (The Shiva Trilogy Book 1) by Amish Tripathi – Review
- Ravana’s Sister (Meenakshi) by Anand Neelakantan – Review
- RIP by Mukul Deva – Review
Earlier this program was available in US and other countries but not India, now as Amazon in pumping in a lot of funds to its India venture, it keeps adding more and more features for Indian customers. The prices are also getting increased periodically as promotional rates are replaced. So, it is up to you to decide whether to go for these services or not, based on your budget. As far as my views are concerned, I definitely am using it 🙂 .
So, are you curious to explore this program? Are you already an Amazon Prime Member? Did you already start availing this benefit? How was/is your experience? Which books in this segment do you like the most? Did you find this article interesting? Do you want us to keep covering such interesting news? Please share your genuine views and we will surely consider them 🙂 .
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