After first being announced back in May, Amazon’s Prime Book Box service is now available nationwide. This Netflix-for-books service is designed to deliver a new selection of titles to your kids every month. Its $23 price tag delivers 35% off the list price of each bundle, which includes either two hardcover books or four board books. Parents can decide which type of content is delivered each month based on their child’s interests. More below.
What is Prime Book Box?
Prime Book Box is Amazon’s latest subscription-based service that delivers a selection of books to your door each month. Each title is “hand-selected” by a group of experts from a selection of different genres. Of course, you’ll need a Prime membership to subscribe.
How much does Prime Book Box cost?
Amazon is charging $22.99 per month at launch. According to the description, that’s good for up to 35% off the regular list price of each title. However, almost every book at Amazon is discounted in some way or another from the MSRP, so value may vary from month to month.
Do I get to choose my child’s books?
Yes. Well, sort of. You’ll be able to pick from a curated list of books that has already been chosen by the editors that Amazon employs. You’re also able to simply let Amazon do all of the work each month and select the titles for you.
Can I skip a month of Prime Book Box?
Yes. Amazon allows you to choose how often each set of books is delivered. There are 1, 2 or 3 month default settings with the option to skip a period at any time without penalty.
Amazon Prime Book Box is just the next step in what is sure to be additional subscription services rolling out from the online shopping magnate. Subscriptions plans can be helpful to consumers, but the real power lays in the hands of the provider. Prime Book Box seems like a solid value from a distance, but when considering that the discounts are taken from the list price, that will vary from month to month. It’s an exciting way to bring new books into your home, but be sure to keep an eye out on whether the value is truly there for your family.
Prime Book Box Now Available to All U.S. Prime Members
(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon is helping Prime members discover great children’s books that will inspire a love of reading. Starting today, Prime Book Box, a subscription service that delivers curated children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months, is available to all U.S. Prime members. Initially introduced to customers in May by invitation only, the expanded service is a convenient way for families to have the love of reading delivered, with each box offering a delightful selection of hardcover children’s books hand-picked by Amazon’s team of book editors. And talk about happily ever after: at just $22.99 per box, U.S. Prime members save up to 35% off List Price with Prime Book Box, providing the best value on books sold by Amazon.com. Prime Members can visit www.amazon.com/PrimeBookBox to learn more and sign up for their first box.
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Members are already finding value in the service: “My two year old daughter loves books and was in awe when she received this special package,” said Jeff G, a Prime Book Box customer. “The selection of books to choose from was great and I appreciate the hardcover format. This is helping us build a great library our daughter, Abby, can enjoy throughout her childhood.”
How does Prime Book Box work?
Prime Book Box is ideal for readers (and future book lovers) from baby to 12 years old.
- Pick your preferences — Tell us about your reader and choose whether you’d like a box every 1, 2, or 3 months.
- We curate, you decide — Our team of book editors read thousands of books every year to find selections for Prime Book Box that your reader will enjoy again and again. You’ll discover new releases, classics, and hidden gems tailored to your reader’s age, like Amazing Airplanes, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Malala’s Magic Pencil, and Nevermoor. You can preview and customize the books from a list of curated options, or let your books be a surprise.
- Open and enjoy — Your personalized box ships free to your door and you can choose to skip a box at any time.
“As a mom who’s spent over 20 years reading and reviewing children’s books, the best part of my job is sharing a love of reading with kids and their families,” said Seira Wilson, Senior Editor, Amazon Books. “Over the past few months, it’s been both exciting and rewarding to hear that Prime Book Box is encouraging kids to spend more time reading. Now that Prime Book Box is available to all U.S. Prime members, I hope we can inspire even more children to discover a love of reading that will last a lifetime.”
Prime Book Box is available now for U.S. Prime members at just $22.99 per box. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/PrimeBookBox.
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