Have you heard of Amazon First Reads? If not, you’re missing out on a great benefit that is included in your Prime membership! Let’s right dive in!
What Is Amazon First Reads?
Each month, the editors pick 8 or 9 new releases in popular genres that Amazon then offers early access to. Each book includes an editor’s note on why you’ll love it. This program is called Amazon First Reads (previously known as Kindle First) and is available in the US, UK, and Australia.
Early access to great books? Count me in!
What Does Amazon First Reads Cost?
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can download one of the six books each month for free! Neat, right? Now, if you want to grab more than one of the new releases, you can, but you only get the first one free. After that, each one is $1.99.
If you don’t have Prime, you can still take advantage of the program—you’ll just have to pay $1.99 for each of the Kindle books, which is still a great price for these popular books, which are usually at least $4.99 or more to buy regularly.
Whether or not you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll also get up to 50% off on select print books. Unfortunately, this benefit is not yet available in Australia.
You can browse the monthly picks here.
When Are the Monthly Picks Published?
These go up at the start of every month, so you’ve got the entire month to choose one. If you don’t want to have to check the Amazon First Reads page monthly, you can also sign up for the newsletter at the top of this page.
Do I Get to Keep the Book?
Yes! You’re still “buying” the book, even if you’re getting it for free, so the book is yours to keep. But make sure to grab it before the month is up and it goes back to full price!
Amazon First Reads Relationship to Kindle Unlimited
All of the Amazon First Reads books become Kindle Unlimited books once they are officially published. So if you have a Kindle Unlimited membership, you can still read the other picks without paying an extra penny. Of course, like with other books you borrow, you cannot keep them, so it’s still a good idea to grab one for free with your Prime membership.
Wondering what other ways you can read ebooks for free with your Amazon Prime membership? This post will give you some great tips!
Do you use Amazon First Reads? What great books have you gotten from the program? Let us know in the comments below!