If you’re not an Amazon India Prime member, then here is one more reason to join one of India’s best membership service. Amazon has launched ‘Prime Reading‘ in India, exclusively for its beloved prime members.
Amazon Prime Reading allow prime members to read hundreds of popular books at no extra cost. You could borrow hundreds of eligible eBooks, comics and more for free. This includes catalogue across literature and fiction, quick reads, romance, non-fiction, comics and graphic novels, travel, science fiction and fantasy, biographies, Indian regional language books and more.
When we checked, Amazon Prime Reading has a great collection of popular titles. This includes the Harry Potter collection, Immortals of Meluha from The Shiva Trilogy, One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat, Operation Deep Strike by Rahul Badami and The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma among others.
“Prime Reading builds the habit of reading. Prime members can now read their favourite titles at no additional cost by conveniently downloading and reading ebooks within minutes,” said Rajiv Mehta, Country Manager, Kindle India, in a press statement. “They can discover and read new and bestselling titles from a variety of authors at no additional cost. Ebooks under Prime Reading include all genres like Literature & Fiction, Travel, and Romance,” he further added.
Amazon Prime Reading is available at free of cost to every prime member. You can browse through the Prime Reading collection and borrow any eBook to your account. You could read the eBooks on your Kindle devices or via Kindle reading apps which are available on mobile, PC and Mac. Amazon India has also launched a lite version of the Kindle app called ‘Kindle Lite’ for Android devices.
Difference between Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited
The Prime Reading goes alongside with the earlier launched Kindle Unlimited subscription services. Kindle Unlimited offers unlimited access to over a million eBook titles. However, Prime Reading offers only a few hundreds of eBook titles to read.
While for Kindle Unlimited you need to shed around Rs 150 per month. Prime Reading comes bundled with your Amazon India prime membership at no additional cost. It’s an additional benefit to your prime membership, just like the Prime Videos and Amazon Music.
Benefits of Amazon Prime membership
Amazon Prime membership offers customers exclusive shopping privileges on Amazon India store. Without Prime, you usually end up paying an extra shipping charge on all orders below Rs 499. However, with Prime, you get unlimited free one-day and two-day delivery with Amazon fulfilled on all orders. The best part, there is no minimum order purchase required. You also get thirty minutes early access to lightning deals, deals of the day and prime member-only exclusives. Another added advantage of being an Amazon Prime member is to have free access to Prime Video and Amazon Music.
You could subscribe to Amazon Prime membership for a year at Rs 999. If you feel, you couldn’t shell out that money at once, the company has recently introduced monthly subscription. Priced at Rs 129, you could conveniently subscribe to the Amazon Prime for a month.