October 2017 Kindle book releases

October 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 9,274 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in October 2017 (that’s 173 fewer than last month, but last month had a jump up of thousands of titles):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,274 (190 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, the same the last two months.

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.

Okay, books!

  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions by Mark Godsey
  • Protect My Heart by Judy Corry (KU)
  • Untangling the Black Web by T.F. Jacobs (KU)
  • The Plumley Inheritance: A Ludovic Travers Mystery (#1 of 5) by Christopher Bush
  • In This Corner of the World Vol. 1 by Fumiyo Kouno
  • Human by Design: From Evolution by Chance to Transformation by Choice by Gregg Braden
  • Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters) by Heather Graham
  • Undead Worlds: A Reanimated Writers Anthology by R. L. Blalock and David A. Simpson (zombie fiction) (KU)
  • The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  • Dirty Little Promise (Forbidden Desires Book 2) by Kendall Ryan
  • The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Safe House by Traci Hunter Abramson
  • Telling Stories: The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life by Lee Martin
  • Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning by Julija Sukys
  • Ruthless King (The Anti-Heroes Collection Book 1) by Meghan March
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Humane Heroes, Vol. I (this one is currently priced as free, as was at least one other volume)
  • Valerie’s Home Cooking : More than 100 Delicious Recipes to Share with Friends and Family by Valerie Bertinelli
  • For Love or Honor by Sarah M. Eden
  • Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter by Scott Adams (author of Dilbert)
  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
  • Instrument of the Devil (Tawny Lindholm Thrillers Book 1) by Debbie Burke (KU)
  • Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise Your Novel Without an Outline by Annalisa C Parent
  • It Just So Happened: A Synchronistic Journey by Nancy Anderson and Kevin Kremer
  • Bloodiest Year: British Soldiers in Northern Ireland, in their Own Words by Ken Wharton
  • Dead Man Talking: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series Book 1) by Jana DeLeon
  • The Monster Hunter Files (Monster Hunters International Book 7) by Larry Correia and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
  • Inside Studio 54 by Mark Fleischman
  • Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future by Edward Struzik

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 October 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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*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 you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help! 🙂 

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