Recent Kindle releases #2

Recent Kindle releases #2

It’s all about the books, right?  So, here is a listing of some recent Kindle releases. 

I’m trying to show you some real variety.  That’s one of the advantages of the Kindle…you don’t just have to read the tried and true (although you can, of course).   I think I’m safe saying that there is at least one thing on here…that you’d never read in a million years.   

A few little caveats:

  • Schedules change: books may be added or release dates changed. 
  • I don’t deliberately list books from companies that block text-to-speech, although it’s possible something will slip on to the list.  I try to be pretty careful, but things do change
  • I don’t list prices primarily because they can change (and do).  However, I’ve gotten from very inexpensive up to more than fifty dollars

If you’d like to check yourself (we may not have the same parameters for book choices), you can use this search:

February 2010 Kindle releases

I list the author, the publisher (some people care about that), the number of device licenses, and the category or genre. 

The number of device licenses is the number of devices on which you can simultaneously have the book for one purchase price.  I actually have a question in to Amazon legal right now to pin down a question on that, but that’s the basics of it.   If it says “unlimited”, it was probably published independently through Amazon’s Digital Text Platform. 

I take the genre from the Amazon product page…books often have several categories listed, so I just pick the one I like best. 

Oh, and of course, you can get a free sample first…that may be a good idea if it’s an author you haven’t read before.

You may also want to look at the size of the file…some of these may be quite short.  You can figure a “normal length” book is somewhere around 800 KB.

The 69th Week 
By Dr. Larry Richards
Published by Tate Publishing 
Device licenses: 6
Category: Religious fiction

This is a large-scope novel with demons preparing for a war.

The Doctor is In(sane): Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave 
by Dave Hepburn
Published by
Greystone Books
Category:Humor

Humor by a general practitioner, that looks like it’s going to range over some different topics.

Geosynchron (Book Three of the Jump 225 Trilogy) 
by David Louis Edelman
Published by Pyr (part of Prometheus Books)
Device licenses: 6
Genre: Science fiction

Some of you may know Prometheus as a publisher of Skeptical books (that’s a position that challenges paranormal claims, essentially).  Pyr is a science fiction publisher, and this is the third and concluding book in a cyberpunk series.

Princess Bea 
by Leonard David Goodisman
Published by Tate Publishing
Device licenses: 6
Genre: Children’s Chapter Book

It’s nice to see new children’s books for the Kindle.  This one is a fantasy with a young princess on a magical journey.

Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal 
By Mark W. Johnson
Published by Harvard Business Press
Device licenses: 6
Genre: Business

A book on bringing transformational growth to your company.

120 JAM & JELLY RECIPES eBOOK Preserves Cookbook 
By eBook-Ventures
Device licenses: 6
Genre: cookbook

Jams and jellies? You may want to keep your Kindle in a ziploc bag (or cool waterproof cover) for this one! :)  This company is bringing a number of cookbooks to the Kindle.

The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I Egypt, Gallipoli, Lemnos Island, Sinai Peninsula 
By Herbert Brayley Collett
Publisher: unknown
Device licenses: unlimited
Genre: history

There’s no book description…but I think the title probably says it pretty well.  I’m guessing this is a war memoir.  There are a number of books with a similar graphic design in the book image, so they may come from the same place.

Africa to Easter Island (One World Tongue)
 
By William G. Davey
Publisher: unknown
Device licenses: 6
Category: Linguistics

This looks like an interesting one, although it’s a little hard to determine.  It is listed under linguistics, but also under history.

Be Yourself Seduction 
By Jim Slatin
Publisher: unknown
Device licenses: unlimited
Category: self help

This book is only 38K, which is quite small.  The author’s other books include ones on health issue, like Athritis Joint Pain and Blood Pressure Health…and colon cleansing. 

Blue-Tail Fly 
By Donald Ammer
Published by Fido Publishing 
Device licenses: unlimited
Category: Horror

Gotta say, creepy cover.  :)  This is a short story…the Fido site lists 9,400 words, so traditionally, something like 37  pages.

Building the Perfect WordPress Blog 
By Short
Published by Unique Enterprises
Device licenses: 6
Category: How-To, Business

A WordPress blog is what you are reading right now.  :)  This one is certainly not perfect, and I do find quite a bit of mystery in the process.  I don’t know if this book would actually clear all that up, but there certainly is a place for something on the topic.

iPhone Programming Exercises: SQLite
By Norman McEntire
Published by Servin Corporation
Device licenses: 6
Category: Computers

Hey, who doesn’t love a programming book, right?  ;)

The Legend of La Tormenta 
By Cyntia Zeuli
Published by ArcheBooks 
Device licenses: unlimited
Genre: Adventure

I’ll tell you, I’ve got to link you to the official website description  on this one.  :)   It’s got pirates, and voodoo…

Well, that’s a pretty broad selection.

A couple of interesting observations: I’m seeing a lot of books that appear to be public domain.  Amazon hypothetically doesn’t allow that through the Digital Text Platform (DTP), but these may not be coming through that avenue.  The last one I listed, the La Tormenta one, has a price of $3.99 for th e-book at the publisher, and $9.99 for the Kindle book.   That’s an odd one.  If a publisher wants the 70% level, they can’t price the book lower anywhere else.  Some possibilities: they don’t care about the 70% because they are charging so much more; one of the prices is a mistake; they’ll raise the website price when the 70% goes into effect.  At Amazon, though, it says that the Digital List Price is $9.99…I guess the publisher could be offering it under list, certainly.

Enjoy!

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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