September 2016 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…well, that’s irritating! I’ve always been able to give you a count of how many books there are for the upcoming month, and I’ve shown you the change from the previous month. This month, it says “500+” instead of the actual number. I tried refreshing, I tried it in two different browsers…oh, well. I don’t stay irritated long. 🙂
Of those, by the way, 1,438 (565 more than last month…that’s a big increase, and reverses last month’s drop) are in
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
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. Reversing the last two months, Kinddle First books are back to dominating the list.
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.
June is a big release month for books (not unlike movies)…summer vacation is here, and books for “grads and Dads” are also big.
- Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson
- Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes by Kira Breed-Wrisley and Scott Cawthon
- Cradle and All by James Patterson
- The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter
- Redwood Bend (A Virgin River Novel) by Robyn Carr
- The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution by Richard Dawkins
- Warleggan: A Novel of Cornwall, 1792-1793 (Poldark) by Winston Graham
- A Game of Chance by Linda Howard
- The Dance of the Dissident’s Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
- Cats: An anthology of stories and poems by Mark Bryant
- The Ingenious Victorians: Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation by John Wade
- How To Audition On Camera: A Hollywood Insider’s Guide for Actors by Sharon Bialy and Bryan Cranston
- The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk : Real Hope for Children with Early Brain Damage by Karen Pape
- Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction by Elizabeth Vargas
- The Bestseller Code by The Manuscript Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers
- Closed Casket: A New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Sophie Hannah and Agatha Christie
- The Sound of Seas: Book 3 of The EarthEnd Saga by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin
- Letter to My Teenage Self by Grace Halphen
- How to Speak Football: From Ankle Breaker to Zebra–an Illustrated Guide to Gridiron Gab (HOW TO SPEAK SPORTS) by Sally Cook and Ross MacDonald
- Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck by Amy Stephenson and Casey A. Childers
- Nzinga: African Warrior Queen by Moses L. Howard (KU)
- Death by Pumpkin Spice (A Bookstore Café Mystery) by Alex Erickson
Feel free to suggest other books being released in September in the USA Kindle store. If you are the author, or are otherwise connected with the production or publishing of the book, I’d appreciate you saying so. That won’t stop me from publishing the comment, but it should be in your own words and not an ad.
Bonus deal: thanks to a reader who asked me not to post their comment, but wanted me to share this deal with you…which ends August 31st at 11:59 PM Pacific:
These are great deals on audiobooks…most are $3.95 or less! I’m not a big audiobook person myself (I listen to text-to-speech a lot), but I know a lot of my readers are. Books (and there are over 200) include Life of Pi and The Wizard of Oz, and readers include Anne Hathaway and Claire Danes. There isn’t much time left on this deal!
Thanks to my reader!
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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!
** A Kindle/Fire 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.
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