Recent Kindle Releases #14

Recent Kindle Releases #14

It’s all about the books, right?  So, here is a listing of some recent Kindle releases.   You can see earlier posts in this series here.

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:

September 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.

Fit Soul, Fit Body
by Brant Secunda, Mark Allen
publisher: BenBella Books, a “boutique” non-fiction publisher
category: Alternative Medicine
device licenses: 6

This one is about getting healthy not just by exercise and diet, but by including a spiritual element.  Secunda is a shaman, Allen is a well-known Ironman triathlete.  Very well-reviewed on Amazon, with 14 out of 16 5-star ratings.

United Kingdumb: Idiots from the British Isles
by Leland Gregory
published by Andrews Mcmeel (a publisher of general non-fiction, cookbooks, gift books, and humor books)
category: humor
device licenses: 6

Don’t worry, Gregory isn’t anti-England…he’s written books about stupid Americans and Candians, too.   🙂  I have to say, I thought he had a great title with What’s the Number for 911?

Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror
by Charles Fried, Gregory Fried
published by W.W. Norton ( a general interest publisher)
category: politics
device licenses: 6

This one looks at the modern controversies of the uses of power and puts them in the context of past philosophies.  Sounds like it will be a somewhat academic approach, although perhaps not dispassionate.

Halloween in the Catacombs
by R. Ann Siracusa 
published by Sapphire Blue
category: romance
device licenses: 6

Hey, it’s only a $1.20. 🙂  It is a short at 229kb…it’s part of the Tour Director Extraordinaire series.

How to Land a Top-Paying Business Operations, Scientific and Technical Consulting Manager Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover … What to Expect From Recruiters and More!
by Brad Andrews
published by Emereo Pty
category: business & investing
device licenses: 6

What, the title didn’t explain it to you well enough?  Just kidding…at 273kb, though, it might be nearly as long as the book.  😉  It’s part of a series…maybe I should have gone with the gaming one with this crowd…

New Latin Grammar – The Original Classic Edition
by Charles E. Bennett
published by Emereo Pty
category: words & language
device licenses: 6

How could a person with a classical Latin first name not list this one?  😉  I’m not quite sure how it is both “new” and “original classic” at the same time…

Obstetric Intensive Care Manual, Third Edition
by Michael R. Foley, Thomas H. Strong, Jr., Thomas J. Garite
published by McGraw-Hill
category: internal medicine
device licenses: 4

Four simultaneous device licenses…there’s your study group!  Good thing, since this is over $100…although that’s a considerable savings over the print edition.  I’ve worked with OBs…that’s a tough specialty!  Most of them cover a very wide range of chief complaints…and do both clinic and surgery. 

Quest for the Crystal Skull
by David Ciambrone
published by L&L Dreamspell
category: mystery
device licenses: 6

This one has a crystal skull, voodoo, Texas and New Orleans…and that’s just part of it.  Claimborne is a solid scientist, with degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering, and is a former professor.

Quick Start Guide to Oracle Fusion Development
by Grant Ronald
published by McGraw-Hill Osborne
category: software development
device licenses: 4

Hmmm…would it be safe to be with a Kindle with your programming buddies?  I’m thinking yes, although you might be cooler reading on one of your four tablets.  😉

Cake Pops
by Angie Dudley
published by Chronicle Books
category: cookbooks
device licenses: 6

Let’s see: fathers of pastries?  No.  Symphonic desserts?  That’s not right…oh, it’s little cakes…on a stick!  Chronicle books always have great pictures…

Eliminate the Impossible: An examination of the world of Sherlock Holmes on page and screen
by Alistair Duncan
published by MX Publishing
category: Sherlock Holmes
device licenses: 6

That’s right…Sherlock Holmes is his own category in the Kindle store!  I’ve written a Holmes Kindle story in this blog, and have a blog that runs the original stories in serial fashion (221B Blog Street).  But I would feel daunted trying to write about all the Holmes books and plays…that’s a very broad topic.

Heath’s Modern Language Series: Spanish Short Stories – The Original Classic Edition (Spanish Edition)
by Louise Reinhardt, Elijah Clarence Hills
published by Emereo Pty
category: Spanish language books
device licenses: 6

Nice to list something in Spanish, even if it is a public domain title. 

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

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