Cancel Amazon Kindle in No Time [Tips & Tricks]

Is your Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription not working the way you expected, or maybe you currently just don't have time to use your subscription. You can always cancel your subscription plans with Amazon.

What Is Amazon Kindle Unlimited?

Amazon offers the Amazon Kindle Unlimited as a digital service with access to:

  • Digital books
  • Graphic novels
  • Comic books
  • Magazines
  • Audible audiobooks

The service costs $9.99 per month with unlimited access to all of the content in the subscription service, which is equivalent to about 1 million books, the titles of which are regularly changed, so the content never gets stale.

How to Cancel Amazon Kindle Unlimited

You can unsubscribe from Amazon Kindle Unlimited services at any time.

How to Cancel My Subscription Over the Phone

Knowing how to cancel your Kindle Subscription from your Amazon account or over the phone can be tricky if you don't know where to look.

Firstly, one of the easiest ways to cancel is to log in to your Amazon account and scroll to the very bottom.

Tip: This particular navigation works for anything you want to cancel through Amazon or anytime you want to reach out to customer service or have an issue with a purchase.

At the bottom of the page on the right-hand side, you will see the section "let us help you," under the "help button." Click on that button.

That button will lead you to an extensive page with General faqs at the top. Scroll down to the bottom of that page as well, where you will find the section labeled, "Browse help topics." These sections are intended to give you answers in any way but by contacting an actual person. To that end, if you go to the very bottom under the "need more help" table, there will be a section labeled "Contact us." Click on that.

This leads you to the easy access page for customer service, where you can click on the "start chatting now" yellow button, which gives you access to a very comprehensive AI. You can easily type in keywords like "cancel Kindle subscription," which will help you find the right page. You can also click on the "we can call you" button to set up an instant call back with a customer service representative who can help you with the same.

How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited Subscription Online

If you are a bit more tech-savvy, you can log into your account and scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see several options.

Click on the "help" button on the far bottom right corner.

You will find the "browse help topics" section inside of which is labeled "devices and digital services." Hovering over this section will produce a drop-down menu of popular help topics, the second of which is how to "cancel Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription."

Once you click on this, it will prompt you to immediately select the subscription from all of your available devices and subscriptions. With just two confirmation clicks, you are unsubscribed.

How to Cancel Within My Amazon Account

This is effectively the same as canceling online. Online you can navigate to the "cancel Amazon Kindle Unlimited Membership" page and click on the big yellow button.

How to Stop Kindle Unlimited Through the App

If you want to cancel from within the app, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Kindle App
  2. Select the store app within the main menu
  3. Select your “Kindle Unlimited” option
  4. Click on “manage your membership”
  5. Click “cancel Kindle Unlimited Membership”

Once this is done, you will not be charged again for another Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription.

Ways to Lower Kindle Unlimited Costs

Amazon Kindle Unlimited gives you 30 days for free, during which time you can test the content and service. This represents one of the easiest ways to try the service and avoid subscription fees if you are unsure whether Kindle works for you.

You might, for example, like the idea of access to millions of books for only $10 per month, but then you realize that you don't enjoy reading digital content or you are not taking advantage of it. If you are within that 30-day trial, you can easily cancel without any subscription cost.

Moreover, Amazon is regularly changing the content included in the subscription. There are plenty of times when readers find that their subscription hasn't been used in months because they don't like the available titles. If you find yourself in that situation, you can always cancel your subscription and then reactivate it at any point in the future when you find titles of interest.

  • You can always hold out for a discount. There are plenty of times throughout the year especially around the holidays where Amazon offers discounts for subscriptions. This can at times extend to Kindle Unlimited where you might get a deal for only $6.99 per month or a few months that only 99 cents per month and then the full price for the rest of the year.
  • Alternatively you might consider reaching out to customer service using the methods above to ask if there was any way that they might give you a discount instead of canceling the service. It never hurts to try.

Alternatives to Kindle Unlimited

You might consider alternative services if you don't want to pay the subscription cost for Kindle unlimited.

Kindle Unlimited$9.99 per month + 30-day free trialCustomer support 24/7
Over 1 million books
Available for all devices
Wide selection beyond just books
Scribd$8.99 per month + 60-day free trial OR $84.99 per yearOver 1 million books, magazines, and other content
Access to publishing houses specifically
Available on kindle and nook devices 
Users can upload their content too
Bookmate$9.99 per month + 7-day free trial OR $99.96 per yearOver 12 million books from over 600 publishers
Books in 12 languages
Users can upload content
Audiobook selection

How Does the Kindle Unlimited Cancellation Work?

When you cancel your subscription, you do not get a refund. Amazon may give you a complete refund or a prorated refund if you cancel immediately for mistaken purchases. If this does not automatically pop up, you can always contact customer service through the same steps listed above to speak with someone about getting you a refund directly.

The refund you receive will vary based on how you paid for your subscription. The table below gives a quick outline:

Amazon gift card or Amazon credit refund1-3 hours
Debit or credit card refund1-5 business days depending on the bank

For example, if you paid with a gift card, it will automatically be adjusted to your account within a few hours. If you choose to have the refund added to your Amazon account, it happens just as quickly.

Instead, if you want to have it refunded to the original payment method, it can take a few business days, depending on the bank you have.

If you have a prepaid membership, you will not get a partial refund for any months that have gone unused. Prepaid memberships are usually those given as a gift or purchased as part of a bundle.

However, under all other circumstances, if you cancel your subscription, you do not get a refund for any membership fees that have already been paid. Any titles get removed from your account and devices once the membership is completely canceled.

How Do I Cancel My Amazon Kindle Unlimited but Finish My Book?

If you stop Kindle Unlimited, you can still enjoy the service until the end of the current billing period. For example:

  • If you activate your subscription on July 1st, and you cancel on September 17th, your subscription and access to the service will remain until the end of the month.
  • If you utilized the 30-day free trial for your Kindle Unlimited and it started on July 1st, and you canceled on July 20th, you would still be able to access your content until the end of the month.