If you haven't subscribed to Amazon's Prime service yet, then this might be a good time to start, as the company has just added yet another feature to its Prime service: free e-books via Prime Reading.
Prime Reading gives Amazon Prime subscribers unlimited access to more than a thousand books including travel guides and novels such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Hobbit and The Man In the High Castle; magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Popular Mechanics and Sports Illustrated; and comics such as Peanuts and Transformers. Prime members will also get access to exclusive Kindle Singles essays, memoirs and short stories.
"This is a new and exciting way for our premium brands to reach and engage with Amazon's Prime members," said Monica Ray, executive vice president of consumer marketing at Condé Nast. "Prime readers can now keep up with all the latest news, trends, tips and so much more with the rotating selection of our magazine brands."
Prime Reading represents the latest e-book-related deal that Amazon has offered in recent years, with Kindle Owners' Lending Library and Kindle First coming before it. However, what sets the latest offering apart is that compared to Kindle Owner's Lending Library (which allows subscribers to borrow one book from the library each calendar month and read it on their Kindle e-reader, Fire tablet, or Fire phone) and Kindle First (which gives members the opportunity to download one of six editors' picks a month before the official publication date either for free or at a reduced price), Prime Reading grants subscribers unlimited access to reading material without needing a Kindle or Fire device. Instead, users can access these books via the free Kindle apps on iOS and Android.
This is just the latest offering from Amazon's Prime service, which also offers other benefits such as two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Photos. The most recent of these benefits was Twitch Prime, which offers subscribers one free channel subscription per month (streamers still get paid for these subscriptions), discounts on newly released games, free release-day delivery on games, a "game loot" every month and ad-free viewing.
In the meantime, Prime Reading is already available, so existing members simply need to go here to check out the details of the offer and start reading. Non-subscribers on the other hand should seriously consider becoming a member, and visit here to start a 30-day trial and see what they're missing out on.