September 2015 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 started to return 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 6,916 (at time of writing…1,932 more than last month. That makes sense, though…September is getting into the holiday season as far as book releases go) September releases in the USA Kindle store:
Of those, by the way, 1,067 (279 more than last month) are in
about 15% (about 1% fewer than last month).
As usual, I won’t be deliberately linking to books which block text-to-speech access blocked**.
In the past several months, the top four had been the
picks for this month.
Amazon no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same. Last month, the top four weren’t Kindle First…this time, they are (again). There’s also a link that identifies them as Kindle First books, and will take you to that page. It’s an interesting choice, on Amazon’s part. I like curation, generally, but I think of Amazon’s book search results based on impartial data, but that’s not the case any more.
The other thing is that 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.
- The Keeper (Vega Jane, Book 2) by David Baldacci
- Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- Driving Heat (Nikki Heat Book 7) by Richard Castle
- Archmage (Homecoming) by R. A. Salvatore
- Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
- Big Nate: Welcome to My World (AMP! Comics for Kids) by Lincoln Peirce
- The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney and Jo Beverley
- Hunter by Mercedes Lackey
- Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray and Phil Noto
- The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma
- Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas by Edward Klein
- Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama by Doreen Virtue
- Batman Vol. 7: Endgame by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
- Sweet Caress by William Boyd
- Purity: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
- Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design by Perry Marshall
- The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz
- You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Lifeby Jon Gordon and Mike Smith
- The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman
- Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr
- Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
- The Bark Before Christmas (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 18) by Laurien Berenson
- Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases by Cory Franklin, MD
- The White Ghost (Billy Boyle World War II Mystery Book 10) by James R. Benn
- Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner
- The Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
- Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years by Thomas Mallon
- The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire by WikiLeaks and Julian Assange
- The Gifted Puppy Program: 40 Games, Activities, and Exercises to Raise a Brilliant, Happy Dog by Laurie Leach
- Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
- Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them by Nancy Marie Brown
- Undercover by Danielle Steel
- The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story by Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse
- The Quotable Feynman by Richard P. Feynman and Michelle Feynman
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