Recent Kindle releases #3

Recent Kindle releases #3

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:

March 2010 Kindle store 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 Hollywood Economist
By Edward Jay Epstein
Published by Melville House
Category: Business

Why do studios spend so much money making a movie that ends up a flop in the movie theatres?  Partially, because they don’t really make the money in the theatres…they make it in DVDs, and tie-ins, and maybe in other countries…it’s complicated.  How does Netflix affect the movies you see?  Epstein is the author of another popular book on the subject, which is published by a company that blocks text-to-speech…so this may be a better option for some to get his take on the industry.

Crocheting for Dummies
By Susan Brittain, Karen Manthey, Julie Holetz
Published by For Dummies (part of Wiley)
Category: Hobbies

Well, this sounds thorough!  Not only where to get crocheting supplies, but how to decipher the diagrams, and green crocheting…not the color of the yarn, but with “eco-awareness”. 

If You Were My Man
By Francis Ray
Published by St. Martin’s Press (part of Macmilan)
Category: Contemporary romance

Francis Ray has a lot of fans, and this is a well-reviewed novel at Amazon (although too new to have a lot of reviews). 

Illumination: The Shaman’s Way of Healing
By Alberto Villoldo, PhD
Published by Hay House
Category: New Age

I’m going to give you the first line from the publisher’s description: “Illumination guides the reader on a healing journey, forged by the timeless wisdom of indigenous cultures and the latest theories of neurobiology.”  Hay House was founded by author Louise Hay

American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us
By Jesse Ventura
Published by Skyhorse (distributed by W.W. Norton)
Category: Politics & Current Events

Former wrestler, actor, and Minnesota governor presents what I assume is a gentle meditation on…nah, the title probably gives you a good idea of the style.  😉

Dead Pan
By Gayle Trent
Published by BelleBooks 
Category: Mystery

You know, mysteries have some very specialized categories.  This is a cooking mystery, and more specifically, a cake decorating mystery.  It’s actually the second book in the Daphne Martin series, I believe.

Windows 7 Tweaks
By Steve Sinchak
Publshed by Wiley
Category: Computers & Internet

Wait a minute…I thought Windows 7 was supposed to be perfect!  😉

Not Exactly: In Praise of Vagueness 
By Kees van Deemter
Published by: Oxford University Press 
Category: Mathematics

Sounds like a fascinating premise!  The book points out how using a term like “tall” is helpful, even if the exact definition isn’t provided.  However, according to the description, “…when degrees of grey are accepted, concepts like truth, belief, and proof lose their power, and we are banished from that paradise in which truth and falsity are the only possibilities.”  Sounds rather Fortean, actually…or should I say, “vaguely Fortean”?  😉

I Don’t Wish Nobody To Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup
By David Chura
Published by: Beacon Press
Category: Sociology

Beacon is a non-profit publisher of books on social issues.  This sounds like a tough book to read…young people in prison, and what that means to America at large.

The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology: Werewolves, Dragons, Skyfish, Lizard Men, and Other Fascinating Creatures Real and Mysterious
By Deena West Budd
Published by:  Red Wheel Weiser Books
Category: Unexplained mysteries

Bigfoot, the chupacabra, Mothman…and vampires, dragons, and werewolves. 

Shedding Light
By Michael Edelson
Published by: Club Lighthouse
Category: science fiction

Faster-than-light travel…but what would it mean to be able to get that information from the past?  Would someone sabotage the ship to prevent gaining that knowledge?  Sounds like an interesting premise…

Security, Risk and the Biometric State: Governing Borders and Bodies
By Benjamin J. Muller
Published by: Taylor & Francis
Category: Civil rights & Liberties

What are the implications of the security measures put in place in recent years? 

Jolly Jokes for the Young at Heart
By Bob Phillips
Published by: Harvest House
Category: Humor

Yep, a good old-fashioned, clean joke book. 

Well, that’s a pretty good variety for you!


This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.  If you are reading this blog for free and would like to support it, just click here and then shop at Amazon.

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