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Amazon Wants to Sell You Unlimited Cloud Storage for Your eBooks for $5

11407095913_23f4f88c13_hAfter stripping the DRM from your ebooks, the biggest concern for any ebook lover is how to _cheaply_ store an ebook library online so it can be accessed from anywhere.

Amazon has a solution. For a limited time, Amazon is selling a one year of unlimited cloud storage for $5 (the regular price is $60).

That is a great deal, but it comes with a couple catches.

  • It’s only available to new customers; and
  • you’re committed to an auto-renewal at $60 a year.

I found out about the limitations the hard way; I already got a free year if unlimited storage because I happened to buy a monitor, and then about two months later, Amazon threw in the storage as a bonus, while at the same time they committed me to that auto-renewal option. (They stuck me with a contract to which I had not agreed.)

You can find the deal over at Amazon.

But before you sign up, you should know that Amazon gives 5GB of storage to Fire tablet owners. This includes the Fire tablet that is selling for $35 this weekend at Amazon and other retailers.

Is 5GB enough storage for your ebook library? (It is for me.)


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Michael November 26, 2015 um 11:01 pm

Where is the obligation to renew spelled out? I signed up then immediately turned off auto-renew without any argument from Amazon.

Don’t you have the same option from this page?

Nate Hoffelder November 27, 2015 um 6:23 am

@ Michael

Yes, I too disabled the auto-renew once I knew it was there.

Geoffrey Kidd November 26, 2015 um 11:16 pm

Fiction: 30GB and growing.
Non-Fiction: 242GB and growing.

FIVE GB is adequate? [Walks off laughing ass off interspersed with giggles and hiccups.]

Nate Hoffelder November 27, 2015 um 6:30 am

@ Geoffrey

I would have a similar sized ebook library if not for the fact that I catalog my digital comics separately (amd the space problem is why).

What’s in your non-fiction library that makes it so big, if I may ask?

Syn November 27, 2015 um 2:46 am

Why not a WD Mycloud? Starts around 130 for 2TB. It’s your, you own it so no monthly or yearly fee. It’s in your house, you can link to files you want to share like other cloud services, and it’s easy to stream from it and access files and ebooks from anywhere.

Kevin November 27, 2015 um 7:57 am

Michael, Nate, But if you turn off the auto-renewal, you pay $5 for storage for 1 year, and then all you stored stuff disappears at the end of the year. What is the benefit in this?

Nate Hoffelder November 27, 2015 um 8:22 am

And that’s a reason I am hesitant to use it.

But the main reason I don’t use it is that Google gives me 17GB for free.

Michael November 27, 2015 um 8:33 am

@Kevin: For me it’s redundant storage. I keep backups of some things at multiple providers, so $5 for one year of increased peace of mind is a great deal to me even if they delete the files at the end. And of course I can always renew if I choose to, I just don’t like to leave auto-renew on for anything I don’t absolutely need.

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