Amazon's Kindle Unlimited ebook rental service launches in India for ₹199 ($3) a month

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited rental service in India, giving customers in the country the ability to choose from over 1 million titles for just ₹199 ($3) a month. Amazon is sweetening the deal by offering the first month of membership for ₹99 ($1.5).

You don't require a Kindle e-reader or tablet to enjoy the service, as you can subscribe and read on your iPhone and iPad using the Kindle app. While the service is noticeably more affordable when compared to the $9.99 Amazon charges for US customers, it is likely because of the reduced selection of books available.

Currently, the catalog is limited to recent releases by well-known Indian authors, followed by a few international best-sellers and a host of self-help and management books. At this stage, the service is just not that alluring, unless you're an avid fan of Chetan Bhagat.

Those who opt for six months and yearly subscriptions can get in on the action for ₹166 and ₹149 respectively, but we strongly suggest you sign up for a month and see if any of the books on your to-do list are available. We couldn't find any that are worthy of consideration, but if you come across a few decent titles, let us know in the comments below.

Harish Jonnalagadda

The clumsiest man in tech.