Last Christmas, I thought it would be a great idea to get my wife a year's subscription to +Amazon.com
's Kindle Unlimited--Worst. Gift. Ever.
In five months, she's only ever found one Kindle Unlimited book that she actually wanted to read. She's tried "discovering new authors" through the service. She's tried looking through the "Popular and New" lists, and sorting by Rating--it's all either crap, not her thing, or we already own it.
We finally tried to just cancel the remaining 7 months of the service, to discover that Amazon "can't" discontinue or refund a gifted service. If I'd just told her, "Merry Christmas hon, go sign up for this service," we could have canceled it at any time, but since I thought it would be nice to have her receive it as a "gift," she's stuck with it, and we're stuck with $70 worth of a service that turned out to be Very, Very Limited. After hours chatting with a customer support rep, all they could give us was a $20 discount on future digital purchases.
If you know people who like to read, please share this experience with them.