7 Best eBook Subscription Platforms

7 Best eBook Subcription Platforms for Authors

eBook Subscription

Internet subscriptions have become the future. We already are the generation that is using Netflix and Amazon Prime for favorite TV shows and movies, Spotify for music. These platforms offer flat monthly rates which give access to the best entertainment worldwide.

The same scenario is prevalent for books, nowadays. There are several book subscription platforms offering access to a million books.

What is an eBook Subscription?

eBook subscription service is an internet subscription to the world of books and literature. With a monthly/yearly subscription fee, a reader can download the eBook or read on demand. Service platforms like Amazon Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, Playster, and many more provide subscription services for eBooks.

It makes it easier for readers to find their one or many favorite titles, and also gives the freedom to read them at any convenient time.

What are the Top eBook Subscription Platforms?

eBook subscription is immensely essential if you are a writer or a reader. Here is a list of best eBook subscription services to know more:

  • Kindle Unlimited
  • Scribd
  • Playster
  • 24 Symbols
  • Bookmate
  • Storytel
  • Bookbub

1. Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is one of the popular eBook distribution and subscription services that offer access to a million titles and a thousand audiobooks. It is easier to swap between reading an eBook and listening to an audiobook. The eBook subscription service also offers a free trial period of 30 days.  It is important to note that not all publishers participate in Kindle Unlimited.

Price: $ 9.99/month for unlimited reading

Platforms: Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

2. Scribd


Scribd, like the previous one, offers access to a million books, comics, audiobooks through Scibd’s app or a browser. Originally, it was started as a service for publishing academic papers. So, it is one of the best places to search for academic and research papers, and even court documents.  It also provides tailored book recommendations. It gives a list of editor’s choices that changes every month.

Price: $ 8.99/month

Platforms: Web, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and NOOK devices.

3. Playster


Playster, unlike earlier services, provides subscriptions for eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music. You can choose the subscription for either one or choose a bundle that allows access to all. The availability of eBooks is less here compared to other services.

Price: $34.95/ month, or $14.95/month for eBooks.

Platforms: Web

4. 24 Symbols

24 Symbols

A monthly subscription offers access to 24Symbol’s library with over a million book titles, including bestsellers, award winning titles and audiobooks, for a monthly subscription. There is no limit to read eBooks for a month but only allows access to one audiobook. 24Symbol also gives a free trial period of 30 days.

Price: $8.99/month

Platforms: Web, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire.

5. Bookmate


Bookmate is an online book subscription service that offers access to over a million titles, including audiobooks and comics. The book titles include English and 12 other languages. The interesting aspect of Bookmate is the social element where you can follow friends to see their feeds and bookshelves. It also has an option to upload your own EPUB2 and sync it to other devices.

Price: $ 9.99/monthly for unlimited reading.

Platforms: Web, Windows, iOS, Android.

6. Storytel


Storytel is a platform that allows you to have a personalized digital subscription where you can download audiobooks, eBooks, and other literary content on your mobile phone or PC through their app. The book titles include classics, thrillers, sci-fi, young adult fiction, and various non-fiction categories.

Price: $ 9.99/monthly for unlimited reading.

Platforms: Web, iOS, Android.


Bookbub is a little different from the rest. It is an online subscription service that doesn’t have any online catalog of books for selection. Instead, they offer tailored book recommendations according to your taste and preference.

You need to sign up for an account, fill in your preferences, and also sign up for their newsletter. They will recommend eBook titles according to the preferences you’ve filled out. You can choose the eBook and the online platform where you want to buy, download, and read it. Another amazing factor is that you will also know the book titles that are on sale.

Price: Free

Platforms: Web

These are some of the best eBook subscription platforms available for you to read more about. Try any of these to have an enjoyable reading experience.

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