Amazon Prime Reading: Free $3 Amazon Credit w/ First Book

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Amazon Prime reading has been around since 2016, offering “unlimited reading” from a rotating selection of books, magazines, and comics – all free for Amazon Prime subscribers. Right now Amazon is offering a free $3 Amazon credit when you borrow your first Prime Reading ebook. Easy few bucks if you’re a Prime member. Offer expires April 19, 2019.

The Prime Reading library consists of roughly 1,000 titles, which are basically a rotating sample of the bigger Kindle Unlimited library which costs $10 a month. But hey, free is free. It looks like they swap things out once a month. Here are some business and finance-related titles that caught my eye:

Besides a Kindle or Fire tablet, you can read using the Kindle app for iOS/Android, Kindle desktop app for PC/Mac, or simply use the Kindle Cloud Reader in a computer browser.

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  1. If it’s anything like Amazon Video, you will be halfway through reading something and it will suddenly vanish without notice.

  2. There’s also a library…….

    • Of course, I visit my library once a week now with the kiddos, but if people enjoyed driving everywhere to get something then we wouldn’t have Amazon or Netflix either. I plan on downloading all the children’s books as backups to have with me at all times.

      Some of these titles are Kindle Singles or Kindle-only and thus not available at any library.

      • I meant to say that the library makes these as digital downloads, too (consumer reports, etc). I don’t know how it compares to Amazon, though. Funny thing, while I do get free digital downloads, I still find myself subscribing to certain media such as Consumer Reports. I just get tired of looking at a screen all day.

        • I was excited about digital books from the library but I think I’ve only read maybe one all last year. Even though it is digital, they may only have one “copy” and you’ll be 86th in line to get it. Then you must return it in 2 weeks no matter what. Consumer Reports digital is nice if your local library offers it online. My favorite online library feature is the Morningstar full access.

  3. Mary Anna says:

    This is pretty cool! Thanks for letting us know! I’m a prime member without a kindle, so this is kind of perfect!

  4. Thanks for sharing! With a kid off at college and Christmas coming up, I just subscribed to Amazon Prime for the shipping. This is one more way I can get my money’s worth.

  5. If you have access to even a mid-size library that’s attempting to do things in the electronic sphere, you should have access to current issues Consumer Reports. In general, this won’t be like an electronic book in that the library won’t need to purchase multiple “licenses” to access separate issues. Rather it will be part of an “unlimited” subscription package for which your will pay.

    If you’re considering this for Consumer Reports, definitely check what option is available at your local library before pulling the trigger.

    • I agree, definitely check what your local library has to offer. However, many libraries have been cutting back on the magazines that they offer due to cost. I live in a big metro area and my library offers electronic magazines through Zinio… I do not have access to Consumer Reports.

  6. Thank you, I think I will check out Misbehaving. On a related note, not on “prime reading” but I am looking forward to the book Aftermath by James Rickards which I have on pre-order.

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