Prime Reading now available in the UK!
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Prime Reading now available in the UK!

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Found 15th JulMade hot 15th Jul
Prime Reading is now available in UK to all Amazon Prime customers. Thousands of books and magazines to choose from!

No Kindle device required either, just the Kindle app.

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"the service, which originally launched in the UK in October last year"
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This might just swing me to getting Prime. As long as there are no extra charges and there are some decent books included.

"the service, which originally launched in the UK in October last year"

As noted by DidsburyDan this addition to Prime is the best part of a year old!

Cheers, just a heads-up unfortunately it's not given to household members.

Isn't it just Kindle, which you can run on any device. Lots of books are available free without prime. You just need an amazon account

There are loads of free ebooks on basic account, and elsewhere, but this offers a load of normally paid for books for free. The selection isn't amazing, but a wee bonus for Prime sub.

Definitely not just launched... I've been using it previously for magazine subscriptions.
Edited by: "Vistrix" 15th Jul

Heat given but I've been using it for a couple of months for magazines, great addition to Prime though

Been using this for ages. Certainly not "just launched"

What sort of magazines are there, and are they free to read as well as the books?

Old news
But good for others to know about.

Original Poster

Strange I checked recently and couldn't see it on the UK site.

Magazines I use it for are Sky at Night and Lonely Planet traveller.

PlayStation magazine , Stuff and T3

Thought I'd try this out so I put an android emulator on the pc then downloaded the kindle app to that...
Then I realised you can put the kindle app directly onto the pc without needing an emulator
Then I realised why I never bought a kindle in the first place as its such a lot of faffing around to use ...
Think I'll stick around with proper books for a while longer

This has been around for a while. Sadly by and large the books on offer are crap.

been using for a while too as stated, good for mags, struggling to find many decent non fiction books but really recommend "d-day through german eyes", a real eye opener, had to buy book too as it was so good!!
Edited by: "lpoolm" 15th Jul

Knew it wouldn't take long for Amazon to buy a town. Didn't think it would be Reading though

thanks op, might not be new to some, but i didnt know about it thanks for posting.

presterjohn7112 h, 16 m ago

This has been around for a while. Sadly by and large the books on offer …This has been around for a while. Sadly by and large the books on offer are crap.

Agree. Much like prime movies. At least for the kids, there are very few films available, what's there they've seen and not much is added.

I was hoping that prime books would be a benefit but sadly not. Although to be fair when you lump all the services in its pretty good value overall.

A similar range of magazines & books (readable on ereaders, Android, iOS devices) is available to all free of charge using your local library card. You should find details on the website of your local library. Such as:

norfolk.gov.uk/lib…dio



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Edited by: "captainbeaky" 16th Jul

orbiiino

Agree. Much like prime movies. At least for the kids, there are very few … Agree. Much like prime movies. At least for the kids, there are very few films available, what's there they've seen and not much is added.I was hoping that prime books would be a benefit but sadly not. Although to be fair when you lump all the services in its pretty good value overall.



Oh I agree. I would not be without Prime especially as I wangled a student deal so get it for around £40 per year for four years. It is terrific value for money. I think considering books are what they are from they would have done a better job of this. They should be releasing big names from the 70's 80's and 90's that we all know but perhaps no longer sell in great numbers. It would not have hurt revenue but would have been of interest to binge readers who never got around to reading Jilly Cooper or DIck Francis type books or were a bit too young for them the first time around.
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