September 2013 Kindle book releases

September 2013 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.

September is often a month when some of the biggest selling (and most prestigious) books of the year are released. The ones that might make great holiday gifts may be released in this month, which would give them time to build up steam in the old paper days…

Note: I’m preparing this ahead of time, and book release dates may change. It’s possible some of these will have already been released (not so likely) or may get delayed.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the September releases in the USA Kindle store:

September 2013 USA Kindle store releases

As usual, I won’t be linking to books which block text-to-speech access blocked*.

W is for Wasted (KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY)
by Sue Grafton
pre-order for September 10

This is the 23rd in Grafton’s very popular “Alphabet Series” of mysteries.

Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945
by Rana Mitter
pre-order for September 10

Sounds like interesting non-fiction! We don’t often think about this dynamic of World War II.

Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel
by Lee Child
pre-order for September 3

Nobody stops Jack Reacher…not even Tom Cruise. 😉 See, Cruise starred in the Jack Reacher movie, which sort of underperformed and…never mind. 😉

The Essential Atlas: Star Wars
by Daniel Wallace, Jason Fry
pre-order for September 24

This is official (from LucasBooks) and covers the movies, novels, videogames…and importantly, the Clone Wars TV series. For a surprising number of people, that last one is Star Wars to them…they see and fall in love with that before they ever see the movies. Good geek gift. 🙂

Thankless in Death
by J. D. Robb
pre-order for September 17

This is an Eve Dallas mystery…and according to the description, takes place in 2060. Does that make it science fiction as well?

Styxx (Dark-Hunter Novels)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
pre-order for September 3

I think this is the 23rd (!) novel in the Dark-Hunter series.

The Longest Ride
by Nicholas Sparks
pre-order for September 17

Soon to be a New York Times bestseller…and a movie, I presume? 😉

Steelheart
by Brandon Sanderson
pre-order for September 24

Sanderson is the popular author of the Mistborn series, and worked on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. This is a new series, and the description sounds intriguing.

Deadly Heat (Nikki Heat)
by Richard Castle
pre-order for September 17

Fiction by a fictional author…Castle is the eponymous character on the Castle TV series who writes fiction based on a real cop (who is actually a fictional cop on the same TV series). These books have been popular, even given that twisted provenance.

MaddAddam
by Margaret Atwood
pre-order for September 3

The conclusion to the MaddAddams dystopian trilogy…an earlier book in the series was shortlisted for the Booker prize.

The Mayan Secrets (A FARGO ADVENTURE)
by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
pre-order for September 3

* A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books. 

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

3 Responses to “September 2013 Kindle book releases”

  1. Morgan Says:

    In my opinion the “In Death” series by Robb is science fiction but more like sci-fi lite…. It’s sci-fi in a way similar to the Jetsons- takes place in the future and showcases cool technology but the story line is fairly mundane (her series is about crime).

    Also, pre-orders are amazing for those of us who, for example, have read every single book in the Jack Reacher series and the In Death series yet somehow near EVER remember when the next release is due 🙂

  2. LASoundCrafter Says:

    Sometimes the publisher provides a small window when the initial pre order is announced. Case in point, Dr. Sleep by Stephen King — got it for $7.49 during a small 48 hour window — currently showing up for $10.99.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, LASoundCrafter!

      With the end of the Agency Model, we are also likely to see price wars this holiday season. That’s one reason it makes sense to list books for free tracking at eReaderIQ.com.

      That particular book, which may be the biggest book of the season, is not on my own list because it blocks text-to-speech access. Doesn’t bother me that you got it, of course, but that’s one I certainly might have read if they hadn’t made that choice.

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