November 2017 Kindle book releases

November 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 7,199 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in November 2017 (that’s 2,075 fewer than last month):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,132 (142 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 as last three 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.

November is also a big month for “brand name authors”. People buy books as gifts, even people who don’t read much themselves. If someone is not very familiar with books, they often want something they can recognize. Some of the very bestsellers of the year will be released in November.

Okay, books!

  • Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey Series) by E L James
  • Lilac Lane (A Chesapeake Shores Novel) by Sherryl Woods
  • The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) by Jeff Kinney
  • Birds Fly, Why Can’t He?: Rusty Tales Collection by Victoria H Loren (KU)
  • Complicated by Kristen Ashley
  • Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love by Chris Kresser
  • Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian by Stephen Rosenfield
  • Murder at the Pumpkin Patch Inn by Dick Nithercott
  • Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr by Anthony William
  • As Red as Any Blood (Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries Book 6) by Patrice Greenwood
  • Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
  • Every Breath You Take (An Under Suspicion Novel) by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
  • The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  • It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree by A. J. Jacobs
  • The Girl Who Dared to Think 3: The Girl Who Dared to Descend by Bella Forrest (KU)
  • Saving Parker (A Forever Home Novel Book 3) by Dan Walsh (KU)
  • In This Moment: A Novel (The Baxter Family Book 2) by Karen Kingsbury
  • Artemis by Andy Weir
  • A World Without “Whom”: The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age by Emmy J. Favilla
  • End Game (Will Robie Series) by David Baldacci
  • Memory Rescue: Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and Remember What Matters Most by Dr. Daniel G. Amen
  • Television Series of the 1980s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details by Vincent Terrace
  • Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography and the Absurd by Joseph Pisenti
  • Make Amazon Your Personal Sales Force: How To Pick Categories That Will Sell Your Books Faster (Killing It On Kindle Book 4) by Michael Alvear

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 November 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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** A Kindle with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books.

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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