July 2015 Kindle book releases

July 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.

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 4,770 (at time of writing…more than 500 fewer than last month) July releases in the USA Kindle store:

July 2015 USA Kindle Store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 902 (about fifty more than last month) are in

Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

about 19% (almost 3% more than last month…a combination of fewer overall books  and more KU books).

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

In the past several  months, the top four had been the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month.

Amazon no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same. Yes, the top book is a Kindle First book, but they aren’t the top four. It’s an interesting choice, on Amazon’s part. I like curation, generally, but I think of Amazon’s book search results based on impartial data, but that’s not the case any more.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are 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.


  • Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion by Paul T. Jaeger and Natalie Greene Taylora
  • Never Die Alone (A Bentz/Montoya Novel Book 8) by Lisa Jackson
  • From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, 1950-2000 by Bob Leszczak
  • Words and Rules: The Ingredients Of Language (Science Masters Series) by Steven Pinker
  • Adapting Science Fiction to Television: Small Screen, Expanded Universe (Science Fiction Television) by Max Sexton and Malcolm Cook
  • Ideal by Ayn Rand
  • The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán
  • William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) by Ian Doescher
  • Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film by Nicholas G. Schlegel
  • Down Among the Dead Men (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery) by Peter Lovesey
  • The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: A Nomad Memory by Jon Curley and Burt Kimmelman
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 1 by Peter J. Tomasi and Bogdanovic,Viktor
  • Animal Creativity and Innovation (Explorations in Creativity Research) by Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman
  • The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward
  • Nemesis (FBI Thriller, An Book 19) by Catherine Coulter
  • Speaking in Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Book 18) by Kathy Reichs
  • Brush Back (V.I. Warshawski Novels Book 17) by Sara Paretsky
  • Morna’s Legacy (Box Set #2): Scottish Time Travel Romances (Morna’s Legacy Series) by Bethany Claire
  • Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More by Dianne Jacob
  • Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era (Culture, Labor, History) by Shannon King
  • National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books by Elizabeth Carney
  • The New Adventures of Ellery Queen (and a number of other Ellery Queen books) by Ellery Queen
  • How Memory Works–and How to Make It Work for You by Robert Madigan
  • Deliberate Receiving: Finally, the Universe Makes Some Freakin’ Sense! by Melody Fletcher
  • The Science of Conjecture by James Franklin
  • Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years by Geoff  Johns and Roy Thomas
  • Real People and the Rise of Reality Television by Michael McKenna
  • A Heritage of Stars by Clifford D. Simak
  • Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years by Michael E. Newton
  • The Cthulhu Wars: The United States’ Battles Against the Mythos (Dark) by Kenneth Hite
  • Naked Greed (Stone Barrington)Jul 14, 2015 | Kindle eBook
    by Stuart Woods

Well, again…quite the mix!


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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! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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