Amazon Prime Members Will Now Have Access To Library Of Free E-Books

In its continuing quest to lure folks to sign up for an Amazon Prime membership, Amazon is throwing another perk onto the pile: free ebooks, magazines, short stories, and comics.

You can’t get anything you want to read for free with the new offering, dubbed Prime Reading, but Amazon claims customers will have access to “over a thousand popular books“ including titles like The Hobbit, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’ Stone, and The Man in the High Castle.

Members can also peruse current issues of digital magazines including Bon Appétit, National Geographic Traveler, People, Sports Illustrated, HGTV, Popular Mechanics, Golf Digest, and Runner’s World.

Don’t have a Kindle device? Not a problem — members can use the Kindle app on either iOS or Android.

Although Amazon Prime’s free shipping is likely the benefit most customers want when they pay $99 a year for the service, Amazon keeps bulking up its on-demand TV and movies, photo storage, game streaming portal Twitch, music-streaming library, and free audio books in order to keep members happy, and encourage sales.

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