In what’s turning out to be quite the week
for internet-based publishing innovations, Amazon has brought its Kindle Unlimited service to British shores
. The subscription service, billed as a literary equivalent to Netflix and Spotify, allows users unlimited access (as the name implies) to over 650,000 Kindle books and an extensive library of Audible audiobooks for £7.99 a month (at current exchange rates nearly £2 more, incidentally, than the $9.99 a month charged by the American service, which launched earlier this summer
). Amazon is offering a free 30 day trial of the service to all those who sign up.