The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.
Prime Reading is Amazon Prime’s latest perk for members who love to read.
Prime members now get access to a selection of 1,000+ of the most popular books and magazines at no extra cost.
Use a Kindle, Fire tablet, or the Kindle app to access books and download up to 10 titles at a time. Some even come with Audible narration and Kindle First, which lets readers get early access to editors’ picks before they’re public.
Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks — among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like Prime Now and Prime Video.
But it just got a huge upgrade for avid readers. Prime members will now have access to a selection of 1,000+ of the most popular books and magazines at no extra cost, thanks to Prime Reading.
You can use a Kindle, Fire tablet, or the Kindle app and can download up to 10 titles at a time. If you download a title and change your mind, you can continue choosing new books and magazines until you’ve reached 10 downloads, at which point Amazon will prompt you to return one before you can download another new one.
You can find everything from recent releases to literary classics to comic books.
Dozens even come with Audible narration and Kindle First (Amazon First Reads here), which lets readers get early access to editors’ picks before they’re public. Using Audible narration, you’ll be able to listen to your favorite titles while you cook dinner or drive to work and you’ll get the full benefits of Amazon technology, like its Whispersync, which tracks where you stop reading so you can pick up right where you left off if you decide to move from listening to reading or vice versa.
Prime readers will also get access to Amazon First Reads, which is basically early VIP access to certain books before they’re released to the general public. Amazon First Reads gives Prime members the option to download one free book each month from a selection of six editors’ picks. New titles are announced at the start of each month.
Prime Reading titles are updated every month, so here’s a quick look at those released in February:
The Hiding Place – Corrie Ten Boom
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West – Dee Brown
The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck
Forever is the Worst Long Time – Camille Pagan
The Widow’s Network – Nick McDonell
Into the Darkness (Crimson Worlds Refugees Book 1) – Jay Allan
The Line – J.D. Horn
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In the Company of Women – Grace Bonney
National Geographic Traveler
Martha Stewart Living
The New Yorker
If you want to see more, we’re collecting emails for an upcoming newsletter. You’ll be the first to hear about the stuff we cover.