Amazon has launched Prime Reading in the UK for the first time.
Launched in October last year in the US, the service provides a rotating selection of more than 1,000 Kindle books, magazines, short works, comics, children’s books and other material. It sits alongside other services exclusively for Prime members – which costs around £79 annually - including Audible Channels and a streaming service providing access to exclusive audiobooks and original audio series.
Other reading benefits include Kindle First (which provides one free book a month) and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library benefits which allows the loan of one book each month.
Titles highlighted in the Prime Reading launch offering include the Man Booker Prize shortlisted The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling, The Angels of Lovely Lane by Nadine Dorrie, as well as non-fiction and short-form content including Kindle Singles by Susan Hill and Howard Jacobson and works from authors such as Gloria Steinem.
Alessio Santarelli, Amazon’s EU Kindle Content Director, said: “Prime members will love the range of books now available to them on any device, with everything from psychological thrillers, to business books, the latest travel guides and bestselling fiction.”