Amazon Launches an Unlimited Content Service For Kids With Books, Games, Video and More
As we’ve asked in the past what do services offering unlimited content for a monthly fee mean for library collections and usage? Have libraries/are libraries preparing for these services? What, if anything, should libraries be doing (in terms of collections) should libraries be doing?
In November 2011 Amazon.com launched the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library where Kindle owners (who also subscribe to Amazon Prime) can access one book per month at no extra charge. Close to 200,000 titles are now part of the library.
Today, Amazon has launched “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited” with content aimed at kids age 3-8.
The service costs $2.99/month for Amazon Prime subscribers and $6.99/month for others. The service is available for the new Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″.
Content from publishers including:
+ Andrews McMeel Publishing
+ Chronicle Books
+ DC Comics
+ HIT Entertainment
+ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
+ Reading Rainbow
+ Sesame Workshop and more
All apps have in-app payments, advertisements and social media removed.
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited builds on the Kindle FreeTime features that launched with the latest Kindle models.
Learn More About Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
Read the Complete Amazon.com Announcement
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.