For just $9.99 a month you can have access to over a million books on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service. There are very few things that could be better for a bibliophile. So why would anyone want to learn how to cancel their Kindle Unlimited subscription?
Kindle Unlimited Limitations
Like every other service on this planet, Kindle Unlimited has some limitations that could lead to cancellation by clients just like you. For starters, just because it’s called Kindle Unlimited doesn’t mean that you have unlimited access to books online. No, far from it. The Kindle Unlimited book catalog is quite limited in its own right.
While there are more than a million book titles in the program, your Kindle Unlimited subscription doesn’t give you full access to everything that has ever been published on Amazon. You will still need to pay for other book titles not included in the Kindle Unlimited catalog.
Another limitation, although not an entirely crushing one, is that you can only “check out” ten books at a time. Yes, your Kindle Unlimited subscription gives you access to over a million books and magazines on the program, but you can’t have all of them on your account at one time.
You have to return some titles once you reach the ten book limit. This isn’t very convenient for people who like to switch between dozens of books at any given time.
Another limitation is the fact that not all the books on the catalog give you access to their corresponding audiobooks. In fact, in many cases, unless you see the “With Narration” sign and headphone icon, you have to pay for the audiobook − in case you would like to listen to your book as opposed to read it.
Lastly, not all the books on the Kindle Unlimited catalog are bestsellers. Many publishing houses don’t allow their publishers to participate in the program which means that a majority of the books you find on this program are from Amazon’s self-published ecosystem.
This isn’t to say that they are sub-par, far from it. It’s just to say that you may not find that New York Bestseller book on the list.
How to Cancel Your Kindle Unlimited Subscription
Granted, Kindle Unlimited is by far the best eBook service on the internet right now. That, however, doesn’t mean that it’s for everyone.
If you find that this service isn’t for you after all and would like to unsubscribe, these are the steps you have to take:
- Step 1: Go to your Amazon Kindle Unlimited Page
- Step 2: Click on “Manage Membership”
- Step 3: Choose “Cancel Kindle Unlimited Membership”
- Step 4: Select “End Membership” and set a date
You can also cancel your Kindle Unlimited subscription from your Amazon Account page:
- Step 1: Go to your Amazon Account page
- Step 2: Click on the “settings” tab on the upper right side of your screen
- Step 3: Choose Kindle Unlimited settings
- Step 4: Click “Manage Your Membership”
- Step 5: Choose “Cancel Kindle Unlimited”
You will need to do all this before the next billing period to avoid being charged for that month.