Kindle Prime Reading Canada: What is it, How it Works

Updated: March 22, 2021

What is Prime reading?

Prime Reading is a program that allows Amazon Prime subscribers unlimited access to a large selection of e-books at no extra cost. This selection can be access from any Kindle ebook reader or Amazon Fire tablet. Also, the content can be accessed via the Kindle app on smartphones and tablets, Windows and Apple computers. You can download a free Kindle app for Android and iOS from the Amazon website or Play Store.

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Kindle Prime Reading Canada

Amazon introduced Prime Reading in Canada in June 2019. The Prime Reading program has been available in the USA for a few years.

Does Amazon Prime include Prime Reading?

Yes, Amazon Prime now automatically include Prime Reading in Canada. 

Amazon Prime started by offering free shipping – same-day delivery in Toronto and Vancouver and two-day shipping for the rest of Canada. After that, Amazon added more services for Prime members such as TV and movies through Prime Video, and Prime Music. Amazon Prime membership in Canada costs $7.99 per month or $79 per year. Post-secondary students in Canada have a 50% discount for Prime members.

Customers in Canada can sign up for a free 30-days trial for Amazon Prime.

Does Amazon Prime include books?

Yes, Amazon Prime membership in Canada now includes books at no additional cost. Prime members can access more than a thousand of fiction and nonfiction e-books, children’s books, magazines, and comic books. You can download up to ten titles. If you wish to download the 11th title, you will be prompted to return one tittle and then you will be able to download a new title.

Several of Prime Reading books are available as audiobooks on the Audible. Using Whispersync technology on Kindle devices you can easily switch between reading and listening.

Does Amazon Prime include Kindle Unlimited?

No, Amazon Prime membership does not include Kindle Unlimited.

Is it Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading the same?

No. Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading are two similar programs for reading books but there are a few differences. 

Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service that gives you access to borrow e-books from Kindle store and audio books from the Audible. In Canada subscription to Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 per month. 

Kindle Prime Reading Canada is part of Amazon Prime. It gives access to a large selection of e-books at no extra costs only for Amazon Prime members.