Amazon unleashes kindle unlimited book service
While news about TV streaming services raises questions about how providers will cope with peak time usage, newly launched services like Kindle Unlimited are very unlikely to have an impact since e-books are very compact downloads.
The £7.99 per month Kindle Unlimited service gives subscribers access to some 650,000 titles on Amazon Kindle devices or anything that supports the Kindle Reading App and tempts people in with the 30 day free trial.
How disruptive this will be depends a lot on how big a reader you are, someone who reads just on their annual holiday may subscribe for just one month a year, and the most avid readers may still prefer the feel of real paper. The CD and DVD collection is becoming a thing of the past, how long before bookcases also seem to be an artefact from a bygone era.