November 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 6,987 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in November 2016:
Of those, by the way, 1,139 (120 fewer than last month are) in
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
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. Continuing last month’s trend, they aren’t dominant.
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.
- Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta Book 24) by Patricia Cornwell
- The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan by Dahr Jamail and Chris Hedges
- Sherlock: A Study in Pink #6 by Steven Moffat (Author), Jay (Illustrator), Claudia Iannicello (Illustrator)
- Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko by Misuzu Kaneko and Toshikado Hajiri
- That Voodoo That You Do by Ann Yost
- When Memory Comes by Saul Friedländer and Claire Messud
- Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb
- Crashing the Party: An American Reporter in China by Scott Savitt
- I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb
- Good Behavior by Blake Crouch
- Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway’s Most Remarkable Songs by Gerald Nachman
- Maigret’s First Case (Inspector Maigret) by Georges Simenon and Ros Schwartz
- The Collectible LEGO Minifigure: Values, Investments, Profits, Fun Facts, Collector Tips by Ed Maciorowski and Jeff Maciorowski
- Pieces of Soap: Essays by Stanley Elkin and Sam Lipsyye
- This Is That: Travel Guide To Canada by This is That and Pat Kelly
- To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History by Lawrence Levy
- Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
- Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington Book 19) by David Weber
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
Feel free to suggest other books being released in September in the USA Kindle store. 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.
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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.
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