Amazon's Kindle Unlimited ebook rental service launches in India for ₹199 ($3) a month

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited rental service in India, giving customers in the country the ability to choose from over 1 million titles for just ₹199 ($3) a month. Amazon is sweetening the deal by offering the first month of membership for ₹99 ($1.5).

You don't require a Kindle e-reader or tablet to enjoy the service, as you can subscribe and read on any Windows PC using the Kindle app. While the service is noticeably more affordable when compared to the $9.99 Amazon charges for US customers, it is likely because of the reduced selection of books available.

Currently, the catalog is limited to recent releases by well-known Indian authors, followed by a few international best-sellers and a host of self-help and management books. At this stage, the service is just not that alluring, unless you're an avid fan of Chetan Bhagat.

Those who opt for six months and yearly subscriptions can get in on the action for ₹166 and ₹149 respectively, but we strongly suggest you sign up for a month and see if any of the books on your to-do list are available. We couldn't find any that are worthy of consideration, but if you come across a few decent titles, let us know in the comments below.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

  • Nice!
  • Nice
  • Hope the kindle app work n download
  • I, too, couldn't find books that would satisfy me.
  • Yeps....that is a major problem with these services when introduced to emerging markets like India.
  • Publishing rights are such a hassle. It is the Sam problem that Netflix is having with their content varying in each country.
  • Useless right now, horrible catalog
  • Free pdfs available on internet......unless u r a book worm...not much of a use because people love to read hard copies
  • And you're a thief.
  • I’m a happy thief. I’m tired of ripped off every college semester. They change the edition and charge $200 plus for it, and when I sell it back I only get $50 or less. Zero of the content in the book has been changed every edition.
  • Good news
  • I read Chetan Bhagat books so I think it may work for me. Right?? Posted via the Lenovo K900