Amazon.com introduced a new subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, on Friday. This $9.99 per month, all-you-can-read feature gives you full access to hundreds of thousands of e-books.
But before you run out and sign up for the free trial, here's one thing to ask yourself: How many books do you read per year?
Kindle Unlimited is $9.99 per month. So you'll be paying about $120 per year for the unfettered e-book access. If you're habitually spending money on more than one book per month, then it's a service to think about. It has its perks for big book buyers — namely, those who don't have to worry about spending money on a book they might end up hating.
But, chances are, you aren't reading more than one book per month. In January, the Pew Internet and American Life Project asked how many books the typical American had read in the past year.
The answer: five.