January 2017 Kindle book releases
Correction: this post was originally incorrectly labeled as December 2016 releases, when it actually reflects January 2017 releases. My apologies for the error. Within the post itself (past the headline), it correctly identified the scheduled release date.
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 6,518 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in January 2017:
Of those, by the way, 920 (219 fewer than last time) 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 time’s trend, they aren’t dominant.
The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (but not as high as last time). 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.
- Below the Belt (A Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods
- Allora (The Silver Ships Book 7 of 7) by S. H. Jucha
- The Piper: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Story by Charles Todd
- Winter Roses by Diana Palmer
- Selfienomics: A Seriously Funny Guide to Living the Good Life by Revant Himatsingka
- Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere by C. Donald Ahrens and Robert Henson
- Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach by Association of Surgical Technologists
- The Final Day (A John Matherson Novel) by William R. Forstchen
- Waterloo: The Aftermath by Paul O’Keeffe
- World Civilizations: Volume I: To 1700 by Philip J. Adler and Randall L. Pouwels
- Sold to Miss Seeton (A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 19) by Hamilton Crane and Heron Carvic
- The Wild Cards Collection: Books I–V by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust
- Trust Me (The Last Stand) by Brenda Novak
- Criminal Justice in Action: The Core by Larry K. Gaines and Roger LeRoy Miller
- Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Great Responsibility (Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998)) by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
- Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale Book 1) by Demelza Carlton
- Hope’s Peak (Harper and Lane) by Tony Healey
- Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star
- Fate of Perfection (Finding Paradise Book 1) by K.F. Breene (I just read this one as our Kindle First selection. It was worth reading, with some good characterization and world building. Not perfect, but I did look forward to getting back to it when I was reading it)
- Feversong: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning
- Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner
- The Undercover Witch (MAGIC, Inc. Mysteries Book 1) by Gina LaManna
- 1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry by Andrew Bridgeford
- The Woman in the Story: Writing Memorable Female Characters by Helen Jacey
- The Mistress by Danielle Steel
- Stop Me (The Last Stand) by Brenda Novak
- The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston
- Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox
- Good Night, Baby Animals You’ve Had a Busy Day: A Treasury of Six Original Stories by Karen B. Winnick and Laura Watkins
- Freedom in the World 2016: The Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties by Freedom House
- The Past in Visual Culture: Essays on Memory, Nostalgia and the Media by Jilly Boyce Kay and Cat Mahoney
- Creating Music: What Children from Around the World Can Teach Us by Patricia Elaine Riley
That’s only a small fraction, and just ones that caught my eye. If you have other books being released to the USA Kindle store in January 2017 to suggest for me and my readers, you can do so by commenting on this post. If you are directly connected to the book (the author, the publisher) that’s okay…just identify yourself as such and make your comment in your own words (not as an ad).
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