March 2016 Kindle book releases

March 2016 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 largely returned 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 6,205 (at time of writing) February releases in the USA Kindle store:

March 2016 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 924 (more than 100 more than last month) are in

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

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

We’ve gone back and forth recently on whether the top four were 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.  This month, again, Kindle First titles dominate.

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.

Okay, books!

  • Crossing the Kingdom: Portraits of Saudi Arabia by Loring M. Danforth
  • Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel
  • Wonder Woman: War of the Gods by George Pérez and Jill Thompson
  • Predator: A Crossbow Novel by Wilbur Smith
  • Healthy Woman, Healthy Life: A Woman’s Book of Healing by Gary Null and Amy McDonald
  • The Old Republic Series: Star Wars 4-Book Bundle: Fatal Alliance, Deceived, Revan, Annihilation by Sean Williams and Paul S. Kemp
  • Dead as a Dinosaur (The Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries) by Frances Lockridge and Richard Lockridge
  • A Murderous Mind: A Naomi Blake British Mystery (A Naomi Blake Mystery) by Jane A. Adams
  • Making Out in the Mainstream: GLAAD and the Politics of Respectability by Vincent Doyle
  • Quarry’s Vote (Hardcase Crime) by Max Allan Collins
  • Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin by William Zimmerman
  • Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better by Sara Moulton
  • Magic: An Occult Primier (sic) by David Conway
  • The Gangster (Isaac Bell Series Book 9) by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
  • Bitcoin Essentials by Albert Szmigielski
  • The Town and the City by Jack Kerouac
  • And Then There Were Nuns: League of Literary Ladies by Kylie Logan
  • Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize: A Victorian Mystery by Emily Brightwell
  • Ringworld’s Children and Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
  • Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa (Translation/Transnation) by Mark Sanders
  • In Defense of the Princess: How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams Can Inspire Smart, Strong Women by Jerramy Fine
  • Hard-Boiled Anxiety: The Freudian Desires of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Their Detectives by Karen Karydes
  • And the Sun Stood Still by Dava Sobel
  • London’s Glory: The Lost Cases of Bryant & May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit by Christopher Fowler
  • The Ninth Life: A new cat mystery series (A Blackie and Care Cat Mystery) by Clea Simon
  • The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television by Tricia Jenkins
  • Tales of the Dying Earth: Including ‘The Dying Earth,’ ‘The Eyes of the Overworld,’ ‘Cugel’s Saga,’ and ‘Rhialto…by Jack Vance
  • After Strange Texts: The Role of Theory in the Study of Literature by Gregory S. Jay and David L. Miller
  • The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters by Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray
  • What If the Queen Should Die? by John-Paul Flintoff
  • Restricted Access: Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation (Postmillennial Pop) by Elizabeth Ellcessor
  • The Mayans Among Us: Migrant Women and Meatpacking on the Great Plains by Ann L. Sittig and Martha Florinda González
  • Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education by William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson
  • Guns of Special Forces 2001 – 2015 by Leigh Neville
  • Wisdom’s Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University by James Axtell
  • A Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization by Barbara Katz Rothman
  • Sexual Politics by Kate Millett and Catharine A. MacKinnon
  • The Will and the Deed by Ellis Peters
  • Fragile Elite: The Dilemmas of China’s Top University Students (Anthropology of Policy) by Susanne Bregnbaek
  • A Fatal Inheritance: A Celtic historical mystery set in 16th century Ireland (A Burren Mystery) by Cora Harrison
  • Baseball’s Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture by Krister Swanson
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center (Images of Modern America) by Mark A. Chambers and Michael Curie
  • The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television by Tricia Jenkins
  • In Pursuit of Wild Edibles: A Forager’s Tour by Jeffrey Greene
  • Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige (American Music) by Danny Alexander
  • Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies (Performance and Science: Interdisciplinary…by Rhonda Blair and Amy Cook
  • Presidential Power: Theories and Dilemmas by John P. Burke
  • Next of Kin: A Sarah Quinn police procedural (A Sarah Quinn Mystery) by Maureen Carter
  • The Rarest Bird in the World: The Search for the Nechisar Nightjar by Vernon R L Head
  • A Murderous Mind: A Naomi Blake British Mystery (A Naomi Blake Mystery) by Jane A. Adams
  • New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media by Dal Yong Jin
  • World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 by BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Playdate: Parents, Children and the New Expectations of Play by Tamara R. Mose
  • Ctrl + Z: The Right to Be Forgotten by Meg Leta Jones
  • Three Years in Wonderland: The Disney Brothers, C. V. Wood, and the Making of the Great American Theme Park by Todd James Pierce
  • The Misfit Mission: How to Change the World with Surprises, Interruptions, and All the Wrong People by Scott Chrostek
  • Becoming Nature: Learning the Language of Wild Animals and Plants by Tamarack Song
  • Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter by Tim Hanley
  • The War on Leakers: National Security and American Democracy, from Eugene V. Debs to Edward Snowden by Lloyd C. Gardner
  • The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker
  • American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good by Colin Woodard
  • The Steel Kiss (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery Deaver
  • Private Paris by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
  • Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English by Rebecca Gowers
  • The Killing Game: Martyrdom, Murder, and the Lure of ISIS by Mark Bourrie
  • The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy…by David Priess and George H. W. Bush
  • The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel
  • They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age by Didier Ghez and Pete Docter

Hmm…I have to say, my choices this time feel non-fiction heavy! Feel free to suggest other books being released in March in the USA Kindle store in March. If you are the author, or are otherwise connected with the production or publishing of the book, I’d appreciate you saying so. That won’t stop me from publishing the comment, but it should be in your own words and not an ad.

Enjoy!

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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! :) 

** A Kindle/Fire 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. 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.

n thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

* 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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