Watch out, Oyster. There could be a new book subscription platform in town pretty soon.
GigaOM and users on a Kindle Forum caught wind of “Kindle Unlimited’’ testing recently, and if the Amazon pages (which were pulled down Wednesday) are any indicator of what the final product will include, subscribers will have unlimited access to more then 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for just $9.99 per month.
The pages included a header which was titled, “Introducing kindleunlimited [sic],’’ followed by the slogan “Freedom to Explore,’’ and the description of services.
The e-book world is no stranger to unlimited subscription platforms. Oyster, which offers unlimited access to more than 500,000 books, runs for a monthly fee of $9.95, while Scribd, offering unlimited access to more than 400,000 books, clocks in at $8.99 per month.
According to the GigaOM post, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins books are currently available on Scribd and Oyster, but not on the Kindle Unlimited test page.
Currently, Amazon offers its Prime subscribers access to one free Kindle e-book per month.
We’ll keep you posted if more information is released.