Not only that, but with the power of the internet, you now have access to virtually any book. All you need to do is subscribe to an ebook subscription service, and you can read what you want, when you want. But which ebook subscription service should you choose? Below are a three of our favorites, so you can educate yourself before committing to a service.
- 14-day trial
- $9 per month
- 1 million ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and more
- Extra documents, titles, and scientific papers available
- Scribd library
Scribd is perhaps one of the better known services on this list, and for good reason. It has a number of unique features and comes at a cheaper price ($9) than its main competitor, Kindle Unlimited. Scribd also boasts a library of more than 1 million ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and other types of content. The books can be accessed through the attractive and easy-to-use app, though.
When you’re looking for a book in Scribd, you can browse based on genre or navigate a curated selection of
One thing that truly sets Scribd apart from other services is the fact that it’s not limited to just
As far as the reading experience goes, Scribd offers everything you would expect — you simply need to tap in the correct zone to turn the page, pinch to zoom, and so on. You can also highlight and annotate a particular section of a book, which is great for those studying for a class. Scribd works on iOS and Android devices, but you can’t get its ebooks on ebook readers, unfortunately, which is a major detraction for anyone who wants to read on their Kindle, Kobo, or Nook.
Scribd is best for those who love audiobooks and alternative reading content like comic
- 30-day trial
- $10 per month
- 600,000 books
- Kindle Unlimited library
This one is an obvious choice since Amazon has become the go-to for ebooks and ebook-related products. Kindle Unlimited allows users to access the entire Kindle library for a dollar more than Scribd, however, it also boasts a library of more than 600,000 ebooks, some of which are top-tier titles. It is a bit trickier to navigate the interface, and the recommendations aren’t quite as well curated as the ones in Scribd, but if you know what you’re looking for, you can easily find it.
A major drawback to the Kindle Unlimited service is that, while searching through the titles, you’ll still be able to see some
Thousands of the included ebooks also feature an Audible audiobook version, which you can listen to if you prefer. You can also access news articles from Time and its related properties like People magazine.
Kindle Unlimited is probably the best choice for you if you already have a Kindle, though it’s still a solid choice if you’re an iOS or Android user. It’s also great for those looking for a large selection of newer titles, as well as those who still want the option to buy premium titles. And if you have a Kindle, all you need to do is find and download your desired book through Kindle Unlimited.
- 30-day trial
- Around $5 per month
- 500,000 books
- Bookmate library
Like Scribd, Bookmate offers a library of more than 500,000
The app is well-designed and easy-to-use, and offers the ability to save
Bookmate is best for those who aren’t looking for titles in particular. If you’re content on browsing a wide selection of
Sure, there aren’t tons of ebook subscription services out there, but there should be something for everyone. Scribd really is the best choice for most people — it has a decently sized library of
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