News

Amazon wants to replace your library card

Amazon wants to replace your library card

AMAZON:The Kindle Unlimited service costs $9.99 a month — and will let users read as much as they want from the more than 600,000 titles in Amazon Kindle's online "library." Photo: Reuters

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Amazon’s latest effort to become a big part of your world — if it isn’t already.

The company has rolled out a new subscription service that allows users unlimited access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks.

The Kindle Unlimited service costs $9.99 a month — and will let users read as much as they want from the more than 600,000 titles in Amazon Kindle’s online “library.”

Users will also be able to check out of any of the thousands of Amazon’s books in audio form. Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial to entice users to try the service.

Recently Amazon has launched a video streaming box and grocery delivery service, unveiled plans for a smartphone — and expanded its Sunday delivery service, all for members of its Prime service.

Recent Headlines

2 mins ago in Local

Officials rule Everett chief wasn’t drunk during fatal fire

Fresh
fire truck

The investigation found that, per his admission, Murray consumed one glass of wine before responding to the scene of the fire.

18 mins ago in Local

Snohomish County reaches settlement over tear gas death

Fresh
court mallot 2

Michael Vincent died about three weeks after some tear-gas canisters that had been put in a dumpster exploded when a garbage truck emptied the bin and compacted the trash.

22 mins ago in Local

Attorneys file brief in flower shop owner’s appeal

Fresh
flowers

The brief addresses some of the arguments made by the state and the American Civil Liberties Union in the case.

27 mins ago in Local

King County announces initiatives to curb homelessness

Fresh
homeless

The January One Night Count of the Homeless found that the number of unsheltered people had doubled in Renton.

29 mins ago in Local

I-405 tolls collect $3.7 million in 3 months

Fresh
I-405

State data shows about 17 percent of peak-time toll payers spent more than $4.