April 2017 Kindle book releases

April 2017 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 5,830 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in March 2017 (more than 1,700 more than last month!):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,153 (11 more than last time) 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 doesn’t do these by popularity any more, they do them by featured…and this month, it doesn’t look like those are the Kindle First books.

Some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (four of the top five). 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!

  • Ready to Pull the Retirement Trigger?: Your Strategic Guide to Retire With Confidence by Mary Sterk
  • Wayside School Complete Collection: Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School Is Falling Down, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar and Adam McCauley
  • Huntress (Life After Book 1) by Julie Hall (KU) | 4.9 stars out of 5 | 43 customer reviews
  • They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East by Mindy Belz | 4.8 stars | 64 reviews
  • Cache Lake Country: Or, Life in the North Woods by John J. Rowlands
  • Big Book of Who: Baseball: The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know by The Editors Of Sports Illustrated Kids
  • Finding Our Forever (Silver Springs) by Brenda Novak
  • The Tao of Pug by Nancy Levine and Wilson the Pug
  • Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives by Lois P. Frankel and Lisa Graves
  • Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer
  • Ragged Edge: A US Marine’s Account of Leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion by Michael Zacchea and Ted Kemp
  • Finding Shelter: Portraits of Love, Healing, and Survival by Jesse Freidin
  • The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College (Naked Roomate) by Harlan Cohen
  • Star Wars Character Encyclopedia by Pablo Hidalgo
  • The Grave Tender by Eliza Maxwell (KU)
  • Ask Anyone: A Romance Novel (A Trinity Harbor Novel) by Sherryl Woods
  • New York Times Story of the Yankees: 1903-Present: 390 Articles, Profiles & Essays by The New York Times, and Dave Anderson
  • The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane by J. A. Baker and John Fanshawe
  • Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War by Lynne Olson
  • A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr. | 4.5 stars | 775 reviews
  • The Bush Crime Family: The Inside Story of an American DynastyApr 11, 2017
    by Roger Stone and Saint John Hunt
  • The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell

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 March 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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* 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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