Gizmodo reports on Amazon’s new attempt to dominate the eBook marketplace with Kindle Unlimited. They’re offering “unlimited” eBook reads for a single $10 per month membership.
This is a shot across the bow for eBook subscription services Oyster and Scribd, and extends Amazon’s exclusionary reading environment because this service will only list titles by authors and publishers that have agreed to sell their eBooks through Amazon’s KDP select for Kindle and nowhere else.
Titles by authors and publishers that have published for Amazon Kindle but opted out of the KDP select program will not be available in Kindle Unlimited.
NEW from Delia Fontana
When the residents of Sangre de Cristo, a sleepy town on the border between Mexico and Texas, say no mas to the violence of the narcotrafficantes, they turn to town curandera Aixa Riley, a woman who is a citizen of two nations but also walks in two worlds. For Sangre de Cristo is a place where the living co-exist with the dead and Aixa Riley is a bruja, a witch.
This “short read” (approximately 11 thousand words) is the self-contained first chapter of the Bruja Roja (Red Witch) series, a paranormal horror tale with a distinctly Hispanic feel.
The three sequels to the story are already written and will be released once a month beginning in August 2014.
Note: Aixa & the Scorpion contains adult language and situations, including violence and rape. It is not suitable for young readers.