How to Cancel Your Kindle Unlimited Membership

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited launched in July 2014. It costs anywhere from $3 to $11.50, depending on the market, and provides limited access to a catalog of over one million ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and digital comics.

Users are limited to only borrowing ten titles at a time, but it’s still a good deal if you can find ebooks you want to read. And if you run out of interesting content, Kindle Unlimited can be canceled at anytime.

There’s no need to contact Amazon to do so; you can cancel Kindle Unlimited in just a few seconds from your account page on Amazon’s website.

Here’s how you can cancel your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited

The first thing you have to do is go to the Manage your Kindle Unlimited Membership page on or one of the other Amazon websites.

Look on the left side of the page for the Manage Membership widget, and click the Cancel Kindle Unlimited Membership button. This will take you to a confirmation page where you need to click the End Membership button.

Clicking that button will end your subscription the date mentioned on the confirmation page.

Fine Print

If you cancel Kindle Unlimited before the end of the billing period, Amazon won’t refund a partial month so you will still have access until the next billing date. Also, if you got the KU subscription as a gift or if it came prepaid, Amazon won’t refund the remaining months, which is why you are better off letting a prepaid subscription run out on its own.

Once your subscription does end, you will lose access to the titles you borrowed through Kindle Unlimited as well as any bookmarks, notes, and highlights you made while your subscription was active.  Amazon does save your annotations, though, just in case you purchase the titles at a later date or re-subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Gloria j Gibbons20 May, 2019

    I accidentally cancelled my subscription how can I get it back? Will all my books be there to?

    1. Nate Hoffelder20 May, 2019

      Contact Amazon CS, and ask them to fix it.


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