March 2015 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.…
However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have started to return to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances…I’ll have to dig into that effect.
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 6,122 (at time of writing) February releases in the USA Kindle store:
As usual, I won’t be deliberately linking to books which block text-to-speech access blocked**.
One interesting thing before I get into some individual titles: the first four (sorted by new and popular) are the
picks for this month!
Since Prime members can already be reading two of these (even though they aren’t officially released until October) at no additional cost, you can see how that would drive up their popularity as compared to actual pre-orders. The top four being Kindle First was also true the last time I did one of these.
The other thing is that there are some Kindle Unlimited titles way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.
- One Wish by Robyn Carr
- 7 Brides for 7 Bodies (Body Movers) by Stephanie Bond
- H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
- Claimed (Servants of Fate #2) by Sarah Fine (KU)
- A Shade of Vampire 11: A Chase of Prey by Bella Forrest (KU)
- Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex) by R. A. Salvatore
- Extinction Edge (The Extinction Cycle Book 2) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and Aaron Sikes (KU)
- Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier
- Fiscal Regimes and the Political Economy of Premodern States by Andrew Monson and Walter Scheidel
- Teen Legal Rights by David Hudson
- American Poetry after Modernism: The Power of the Word
by Albert Gelpi
- Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and…
by Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai
- The Flavia de Luce Series 6-Book Bundle by Alan Bradley
- Teaching with Tablets by Helen Caldwell and James Bird
- Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South, 1930-2000 by Michelle Haberland
- The Mossad: Six Landmark Missions of the Israeli Intelligence Agency, 1960-1990 by Marc E. Vargo
- The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century by Angela E. Stent
- One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbook by Frank L. Cioffi
- Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming in Jamaica
by Matthew Parker
- Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss
- Figures of Fear: An anthology by Graham Masterton
- Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters by Tom Hayden
- The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man by Michael Tennesen
- Dorothy Must Die: The Other Side of the Rainbow Collection: No Place Like Oz, Dorothy Must Die, The Witch Must…by Danielle Paige
- There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction by Saul Bellow
- Werewolf Cop: A Novel by Andrew Klavan
- Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do by Daniel T. Willingham
- The Discreet Hero: A Novel by Mario Vargas Llosa and Edith Grossman
- Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth by Albert Podell
- The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures by William deBuys
- The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs by Jessica Hagy
- Archie in the Crosshairs (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) by Robert Goldsborough
- Kingdom Keepers New Series I (Kingdom Keepers: The Return) by Ridley Pearson and Disney Digital Books
- Cranky Ladies of History by Garth Nix and Jane Yolen
Well, that’s a pretty mixed set for you!
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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help!
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