July 2017 Kindle book releases

July 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 7,351 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in June 2017 (149 more than last month):

July 2017 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 1,390 (142 more than last time…so the percentage is increasing) 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, those aren’t Kindle First books, which repeats the trend from the past couple of months.

Some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (five of the top ten, so half). 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!

  • Battleborn (The Brother’s Creed Book 2) by Joshua C. Chadd (KU)
  • Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake Series Book 1) by Rachel Caine
  • The Hug Store by Rick Morrison, Sonal Goyal (illustrator)
  • The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson
  • Obedience to Authority (Perennial Classics) by Stanley Milgram
  • Remember Us: My Journey from the Shtetl through the Holocaust by Martin Small and Vic Shayne
  • Introvert Doodles: An Illustrated Look at Introvert Life in an Extrovert World by Maureen Marzi Wilson
  • Garfield: Life to the Fullest: His 34th Book by Jim Davis
  • Break Your Self Help Addiction: The 5 Keys to Total Personal Freedom by Brian D. Ridgway [Um…this is a self help book about how to stop using self help books, right? I might have a suggestion… 😉 Just kidding, it’s probably a valuable way to reach that audience)
  • Cuba: This Moment, Exactly So by Lorne Resnick and Brian Andreas
  • Down by the River (A Grace Valley Novel) by Robyn Carr
  • The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter
  • Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake Series Book 1) by Rachel Caine
  • The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young
  • Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan by Insight Editions
  • Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation [3 volumes] by Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green
  • Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium by Graham A. Judd and Walter S. Judd
  • The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering by Dina Rodriguez
  • A Game of Ghosts: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly

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 July 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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