How to Easily Cancel Your Kindle Unlimited Subscription

Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over 1 million ebooks, audiobooks and more for $9.99 per month. But maybe you want to take a break from your subscription for a while or have decided it‘s no longer the right ebook service for you. Don‘t worry – canceling your Kindle Unlimited membership is easy. Here‘s a complete guide on how to cancel in just a few quick steps.

Overview: What is Kindle Unlimited?

Kindle Unlimited is Amazon‘s ebook and audiobook subscription service. For $9.99 per month, you get unlimited access to over 1 million titles that you can read on any device with the Kindle app installed. Some of the key things to know about Kindle Unlimited:

  • Read as many books as you want from the entire catalog
  • Access most new bestsellers and releases
  • No due dates – keep books for as long as you want
  • Sync across multiple devices so you always have your books available
  • Listen to thousands of audiobooks included with your subscription

Now let‘s go over how to cancel in case Kindle Unlimited is no longer the right service for your reading needs.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited on the Amazon Website

Canceling your Kindle Unlimited subscription through the Amazon website is simple:

  1. Go to and log into your account
  2. Move your mouse over "Accounts & Lists" and click on "Memberships & Subscriptions"
  3. Under "Digital & Device Subscriptions", find Kindle Unlimited and click "Cancel Subscription"
  4. Confirm that you want to cancel by clicking "Cancel Membership" on the next page

Once you complete these steps, your subscription will be cancelled right away. You‘ll still have access to all your borrowed books until the end of your current billing period when the cancellation takes effect.

Here is what the process looks like:

Cancel Kindle Unlimited

How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited on the Mobile App

You can also cancel your Kindle Unlimited subscription right from the Amazon mobile app:

  1. Open up the Amazon Shopping app
  2. Tap on the menu icon in the upper left corner
  3. Choose "Your Account"
  4. Select "Memberships & Subscriptions"
  5. Find "Kindle Unlimited" and tap on "Cancel Subscription"
  6. Confirm on the next screen that you want to cancel

Follow these simple steps and your membership will be cancelled through the mobile app.

What Happens When You Cancel Kindle Unlimited?

When your next billing date passes after you‘ve cancelled, you‘ll lose access to any titles you had borrowed through your Kindle Unlimited subscription. Make sure to finish up any books you‘re currently reading or want to read.

Here is what happens when your cancellation goes into effect:

  • You can no longer borrow titles from the Kindle Unlimited catalog
  • Any downloaded books/audiobooks associated with your subscription will be removed
  • You won‘t lose any ebooks you‘ve purchased separately from the Kindle Store
  • There are no cancellation fees or penalties

In summary, you lose access to the 1+ million titles that were available as part of your subscription but keep any other content purchased on its own.

Top Alternatives to Kindle Unlimited

If you want to continue having access to thousands of ebooks at your fingertips, here are some alternatives to consider:

  • Scribd – For $9.99 per month you also get unlimited ebooks and audiobooks. Scribd offers over 1 million titles as well.
  • Amazon‘s Monthly Deals – You can buy ebooks and audiobooks individually for deeply discounted prices each month. This allows you to only pay for the books you want.
  • Local Library‘s eBook Catalog – See what free ebook lending options your local library offers through apps like Overdrive or Libby.
  • Amazon‘s Daily Deals – Check the Kindle Daily Deals page for ebooks priced at $5 or less that you can own permanently.

You have lots of choices based on your budget and preferences! Shop around to find one that best matches your reading habits.

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Canceling Kindle Unlimited

What if I change my mind? Can I resubscribe?

Yes! You can restart your subscription at any time. Just visit your account‘s Memberships & Subscriptions page again whenever you‘re ready.

Do I have to cancel any other Amazon subscriptions separately?

No, canceling Kindle Unlimited doesn‘t affect any of your other Amazon subscriptions or content purchases. Things like your Prime membership and Audible plan will continue normally.

Will my starred books lists and highlights still be saved?

Unfortunately those are only saved as long as your account has an active subscription. Make sure to back them up elsewhere because they will get removed once canceled.

Are there any other fees associated with canceling?

Nope, there are never any cancellation fees or penalties! You simply lose access to the Kindle Unlimited content once your billing period expires.

Canceling your Kindle Unlimited subscription is quick and painless. Just follow the steps outlined above through either the website or mobile app. If you have any other questions, Amazon‘s customer support can point you in the right direction as well.

Now go forth and enjoy all those ebooks you‘ve been putting off reading! What will you tackle first once your subscription is canceled?

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