Amazon Prime Reading has been my go-to for searching popular ebooks. From fiction to non-fiction, you can borrow hundreds of Kindle books for free on Amazon Prime Reading.
If you want to read endlessly without pouring down thousands every year in books, Amazon Prime Reading is a legal way to do so. Whether it be books for pleasure, books to improve your career, or books for learning, Prime readers read free ebooks in various categories.
So, here's this article digging into what is Prime Reading and how to read books on Amazon Prime.
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Table of Contents
- What is Amazon Prime Reading
- How does Prime Reading work
- What are some Amazon Prime Reading benefits
- What is the difference between Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading
- What is the difference between Audible and Prime Reading
- What books are on Prime Reading
- What are the best Prime Reading books?
- How to sign up for Amazon Prime Reading
- How do you access Prime Reading
- How do I access Prime Reading on my Kindle
- Other FAQs about Prime Reading
- Do you get free books with Prime?
- Do you get free books on Kindle with Amazon Prime?
- How to get free books on Amazon Prime?
- What is Prime Reading membership?
- Is Amazon Prime Reading available in India?
- Is Prime Reading free with Amazon Prime?
- Is Kindle Unlimited included with Prime?
- Is Kindle Unlimited free for Prime users?
- Is Audible free with Prime?
- How much is Prime Reading membership a month?
- Is Prime Reading included in my Prime membership?
- How many books are available on Amazon Prime?
- Does Amazon Prime have audiobooks?
- Does Prime Reading have audiobooks?
- How many Prime Reading books can I have?
- Where is my Amazon Prime Reading library?
- Do you have to return Prime Reading books?
- Do Prime Reading books expire?
- Is there an app for Prime Reading?
- How to remove Prime Reading books from Kindle?
- How to return Prime Reading books on Kindle?
- Can I return a Kindle book if I don't like it?
- Can you return a Kindle purchase?
- Wrapping It Up
What is Amazon Prime Reading
Amazon Prime Reading is a service available to Amazon Prime members. It allows you to read a selection of books, magazines, and comics for free, as part of the membership.
The selection of books available on Amazon Prime Reading library includes both best-selling and lesser-known titles across a variety of genres. You can read the books in digital format, i.e., ebooks, through the Kindle app on a variety of devices or Kindle reader.
How does Prime Reading work
Prime Reading is like a library of books. At any instance, you can borrow ten books to read. If you want to borrow any other title, you just have to return one and borrow another. The books don't expire and you don't need to pay any late fee.
You can pick a book from the Prime Reading catalogue or while you're searching for a book to buy. A book available under Prime Reading has "Prime" mentioned in the search list.
The Prime Reading library keeps updating at regular intervals. So, you have access to an unlimited number of books.
What are some Amazon Prime Reading benefits
With Prime Reading, you can:
- access a wide selection of books to read for free
- read on the go from a variety of devices
- manage notes, highlights and book library on app/device
- pick up reading from where you left on a synced device
- take your time reading without worrying about due date
Apart from those, as a Prime member, you get other privileges across the Amazon ecosystem. You have access to Prime Video and Prime Music catalogue and you get unlimited free, fast delivery on eligible items.
What is the difference between Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading
Both Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading are subscription services offered by Amazon. Prime Reading is a part of the Prime membership benefits. It has a limited selection of ebooks that keeps on changing. Kindle Unlimited, on the other hand, is a standalone service that provides access to over 20 lakhs ebooks, magazines and comic in the digital format.
Check the table below for detailed Prime Reading vs Kindle Unlimited comparison:
What is the difference between Audible and Prime Reading
Both Audible and Prime Reading are subscription services offered by Amazon. Prime Reading offers a limited selection of ebooks as part of the Prime membership benefits. Audible, on the other hand, is a standalone service that provides access to a wide range of audiobooks and podcasts to its subscribers.
What books are on Prime Reading
Among the popular fictions in Prime Reading book list, you’ll find
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J. K. Rowling
- A Murder in Mussoorie and Other Tales, by Ruskin Bond
- The Wicked King, by Holly Black
And non-fiction free books with Amazon Prime, there are:
- How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Joseph Murphy
- Mossad, by Michael BarZohar
Among the Amazon Prime books, you'll also find some of the classics:
- Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
- Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne
- Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Apart from those, Amazon Prime free books also includes Star Trek, The Avengers and Tinkle comics. The collection keeps changing, and you get a few new books every week or so.
What are the best Prime Reading books?
The best books on Prime Reading in June 2023 are:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J. K. Rowling
- 50 Greatest Short Stories, by Terry O'Brien
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
- Chanakya, by Yagya Sharma
- Tinkle Double Digest No 153
- Powerful Focus, by Thibaut Meurisse
- Speaking Skills, by Dr. Vinay Bansal
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, by Robin Sharma
- How to Make Money With Breakout Trading, by Indrazith Shantharaj
- Immediate Action, by Thibaut Meurisse
How to sign up for Amazon Prime Reading
To get Amazon Prime Reading, you will need to be an Amazon Prime member. If you aren’t already a member, visit www.amazon.in/amazonprime to purchase a membership. Follow the prompts and you’ll have access to Amazon Prime Reading as part of your membership.
Amazon Prime membership with Prime Reading subscription is available by paying ₹1499 per year, ₹179 per month or ₹459 for 3 months. Amazon India also offers a Prime Lite plan at ₹999 per year.
If you aren’t sure, you can also start a free trial of Amazon Prime. It lasts for 30 days, within which you’ll have full access to the free Prime Reading books and other Prime benefits.
How do you access Prime Reading
You can access your Prime Reading library any time from the Kindle app and Kindle reader. You can also borrow new books from there. To browse the full collection of books in Kindle Prime Reading, you can visit www.amazon.in/primereading from any device.
How do I access Prime Reading on my Kindle
To browse and download free Prime Reading books to Kindle, tap on the Kindle Store icon and select “Prime Reading” category. It gives you a list of all Kindle books with Prime that you can read instantly.
Other FAQs about Prime Reading
Do you get free books with Prime?
Yes, as a Prime member, you get access to its Amazon Prime Reading list of free books.
Do you get free books on Kindle with Amazon Prime?
Yes, with the free Amazon Prime Reading program, you get a large selection of ebooks to read for free.
How to get free books on Amazon Prime?
What is Prime Reading membership?
Prime Reading by Amazon is a digital library membership available to Prime members. It provides access to a selection of books on Kindle app or Kindle device.
Is Amazon Prime Reading available in India?
Yes, Prime Reading India is available, as of today, Jun 12, 2023.
Is Prime Reading free with Amazon Prime?
Yes, Prime Reading is free for Prime members as part of the Prime membership.
Is Kindle Unlimited included with Prime?
No, Kindle Unlimited isn’t included with Prime.
Is Kindle Unlimited free for Prime users?
No, Kindle Unlimited is charged extra. The regular Kindle Unlimited subscription cost in India is ₹169 per month.
Is Audible free with Prime?
No, Audible is charged extra. The regular Audible subscription cost in India is ₹199 per month.
How much is Prime Reading membership a month?
Prime Reading is available as a part of Amazon Prime membership. It’s available at ₹179 per month (or ₹459 for 3 months or ₹1499 for a year).
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Is Prime Reading included in my Prime membership?
Yes, Amazon Prime Reading membership is included in Prime.
How many books are available on Amazon Prime?
The books available on Prime Reading keeps changing. But at any time, you have access to over 1000 ebooks.
Does Amazon Prime have audiobooks?
Yes, you get audiobooks with Amazon Prime from the Audible library.
Does Prime Reading have audiobooks?
No, Amazon Prime Reading doesn’t offer free audiobooks. But you can listen to audiobooks from Audible with your Prime membership.
How many Prime Reading books can I have?
You can rent ten books from Prime Reading. If you want to borrow any other book, you’ve to return one of the rented books.
Where is my Amazon Prime Reading library?
You can find your library on Amazon website. Go to Your Account >> Content and Devices >> Books. The books you borrowed from Prime Reading are marked as “Prime.”
Do you have to return Prime Reading books?
No, you don’t need to return Prime Reading books. You can borrow ten books from Prime Reading. Only when you want to borrow any other book, you'll need to return one of the books.
Do Prime Reading books expire?
No, a Prime book doesn’t expire. You can take as much time as you want to read a particular book and return it afterwards. You don’t have to pay any late fee.
Is there an app for Prime Reading?
You can browse the catalogue from any web browser on any device. To read the books you borrow from Prime Reading, you should download the free Kindle app. You can access your collection also from a Kindle reader device.
How to remove Prime Reading books from Kindle?
To remove Prime Kindle books from, long-press the book cover in your home or library page. From the menu that appears, tap “Remove Download.”
How to return Prime Reading books on Kindle?
To return Amazon Prime Reading books, long-press the book cover in your home or library page. From the menu that appears, tap “Return to Prime Reading.”
Can I return a Kindle book if I don't like it?
It depends on how you got the book. You are free to return Prime Reading books anytime. But for the books you bought, refund may be denied.
Can you return a Kindle purchase?
Yes, you can return a Kindle book within seven days of purchase. But if you have read the book partially, refund may be denied.
Wrapping It Up
While Prime Reading doesn’t have a wild collection of books, you can save money with the Prime subscription. Apart from 1000+ free books, you get free deliveries from the Amazon marketplace, enjoy Amazon Video streaming, and listen to Amazon Music collection. At only ₹1499 a year, Prime is absolutely value for money.
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