August 2017 Kindle book releases

August 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 6,947 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in June 2017 (404 fewer than last month):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,051 (339 fewer 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, they are back on top, reversing the trend of the past couple of months.

Some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (one of the top ten, compared to five last month). 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!

  • No More Fake Reading: Merging the Classics With Independent Reading to Create Joyful, Lifelong Readers (Corwin Literacy) by Berit Gordon
  • Managing Change by Bernard Burnes
  • Y is for Yesterday (A Kinsey Millhone Novel) by Sue Grafton
  • The Myth of Individualism: How Social Forces Shape Our Lives by Peter L. Callero
  • When Women Rule the Court: Gender, Race, and Japanese American Basketball (Critical Issues in Sport and Society) by Nicole Willms
  • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
  • WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: A Commentary by Wolfgang Müller
  • The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) by Philippa Gregory
  • Mary McCarthy’s Italy: The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed by Mary McCarthy
  • Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman by Harold H. Brown and Marsha S. Bordner
  • Telling the Story of Translation: Writers who Translate (Bloomsbury Advances in Translation) by Judith Woodsworth
  • Everyday Words and the Character of Prose in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) by Jonathan Farina
  • I Know a Secret: A Rizzoli & Isles  by Tess Gerritsen
  • The Kent Family Chronicles: Volumes One Through ThreeAug 8, 2017 | Kindle eBook
    by John Jakes
  • Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong
  • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: Swords and Deviltry, Swords Against Death, and Swords in the Mist by Fritz Leiber
  • Outposts on the Frontier: A Fifty-Year History of Space Stations (Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight) by Clayton C. Anderson and Jay Chladek
  • Planet Hunters: The search for extraterrestrial life by Lucas Ellerbroek and Andy Brown
  • Welcome Home Diabetic Cookbook: 450 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes for the Slow Cooker, Stovetop, and Oven by Hope Comerford
  • Twentieth Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment by Jeffrey Paul Thompson and Michael Troyan
  • Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics by Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse
  • Running the City : Why public art matters by Felicity Fenner
  • The Holistic Dog: Inside the Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space by Laura Benko and Susan Fisher Plotner
  • Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green by Jimmy McDonough
  • The Honest Body Project: Real Stories and Untouched Portraits of Women & Motherhood by Natalie McCain
  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie and Angela Y. Davis
  • Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, and Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion by Belinda Recio and Jonathan Balcombe
  • Compounds and Compounding (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics) by Laurie Bauer
  • The World of Tiers Volume One: The Maker of Universes, The Gates of Creation, and A Private Cosmos by Philip José Farmer
  • Fugitive by Magic: a Baine Chronicles novel (The Baine Chronicles: Fenris’s Story Book 1) by Jasmine Walt and Judah Dobin (KU)
  • Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species (Nonfiction — Young Adult) by Karen Romano Young
  • All the Beautiful People We Once Knew by Edward Carlson
  • Dark Rites: A Paranormal Romance Novel (Krewe of Hunters)Jul 25, 2017 | Kindle eBook
    by Heather Graham
  • Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor by Maricel E. Presilla
  • Haunts of Old Louisville: Gilded Age Ghosts and Haunted Mansions in America’s Spookiest Neighborhood by David Domine
  • Lazgood’s Boys (Hardcore Station Book 1) by Jim Starlin
  • The Girl Who Dared to ThinkAug 9, 2017 | Kindle eBook
    by Bella Forrest
  • The Power of Purpose: Inspire teams, engage customers, transform business by John O’Brien and Andrew Cave
  • The EC Archives: Shock SuspenStories Volume 1 by Al Feldstein and Various
  • The Amos Walker Mysteries Volume One: Motor City Blue, Angel Eyes, and The Midnight Man by Loren D. Estleman
  • Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery
  • Glass Houses: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)Aug 29, 2017
    by Louise Penny
  • Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) by Dav Pilkey
  • Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
  • Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
  • Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Exposed (A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel) by Lisa Scottoline
  • Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
  • Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell and Craig Sanborn
  • The Right Time by Danielle Steel
  • Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire by Insight Editions

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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