Buy a Paperwhite, get six months of Kindle Unlimited free!

Buy a Paperwhite, get six months of Kindle Unlimited free!

Thanks to reader and commenter Jay Howard for the heads up on this!

Right now (through this Friday, June 23 at 11:00 PM Pacific), when you buy a

Kindle Paperwhite (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

(which is the model I generally recommend…I like having the lighted screen and that’s unlike the least expensive model, and while I think the Voyage is incrementally better, it doesn’t seem worth the cost difference for most people. The Oasis can’t be purchased without an animal leather cover, so I haven’t tried it. Amazon also describes the Paperwhite as “Our best-selling Kindle”), you also get six months of

Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

for no additional cost. KU is Amazon’s subser (subscription service), where you can borrow up to ten books at a time from a selection of over a million and a half (1,602,203 at time of writing) titles! Six months of KU is normally $59.64 (I’m looking at the USA, which is where this offer applies), so this is a great deal!

Note also that KU will be available to everybody at the account, and typically, a book can be read on six devices at a time at no additional cost (if it is different from that, it will say so on the book’s Amazon product page).

So, if you buy a gift of the PW for someone else on your account, you’ll all get the benefit for six months (benefits include select magazines, by the way)…and then, it’s up to you as to whether you continue or not.

We’ve been happy KU members since it started, although it’s not for everybody. Here are some titles currently available through KU (title availabilities change), in case you haven’t looked:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Orphans of Katrina: Inside the World’s Biggest Animal Rescue. What Really Happened on the Gulf and How You Can Help Save America’s Pets Today by Karen O’Toole
  • Signature Wounds by Kirk Russell
  • The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
  • The Lioness of Morocco by Julia Drosten (translated by Christiane Galvani)
  • The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell

Those are just a few of the many choices.

Thanks, Jay!

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 
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