I’m a Kindle Unlimited member and I noticed that Sell Their Stuff is eligible. But I went to pre-order it but it won’t let me for some reason. What’s the deal with that?

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Kindle Unlimited is one of Amazon’s newest programs. For $9.99 a month, you get unlimited eBooks from a pool of eligible ebooks. (Sort of a Netflix for eBooks, I guess.) There’s a free 30-day trial if you just want to try it out.

My newest book, Sell Their Stuff, is part of the Kindle Unlimited program and, if you’re a member, you can read it free as part of that service. But, at this reader and others have noticed, there doesn’t seem to be a way to take advantage this yet.

It would make sense to me if you could reserve upcoming books to read as soon as they were released as part of the Kindle Unlimited program but, alas, you can’t. There are no pre-orders allowed as part of Kindle Unlimited and no way to reserve a book ahead of time. You’ll have to wait until the book actually comes out to take advantage of your free read. Once the book has actually been released, the option to read it through Kindle Unlimited will appear on the book page.

The disadvantage of this is that if you, like me, are completely senile, you may forget to go back and read the book later when it’s actually available as part of Unlimited so it may not be a bad idea to set yourself a reminder alarm or other memory aid to go back and download the book once it’s available.

Are you a Kindle Unlimited member? Are you satisfied with the program so far?