March 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 5,830 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in March 2017 (more than 1,500 more than last month):
Of those, by the way, 1,142 (292 more than last time) 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 doesn’t do these by popularity any more, they do them by featured…and this month, it doesn’t look like those are the Kindle First books.
Some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (four of the top five). 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.
- In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II by Rhys Bowen | 4.4 stars out of 5 | 406 customer reviews
- Pilgrimage to Murder: A Medieval Mystery set in 14th Century London (A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery) by Paul Doherty
- Only the Truth by Adam Croft
- Extracted (Extracted Trilogy Book 1) by RR Haywood
- Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System: The Scientific Foundations of the Gonzalez Protocol by Nicholas Gonzalez and Linda Isaacs
- Signature Wounds by Kirk Russell (note: while this author’s books might make good adventure movies, the “Call me Snake” actor’s name is Kurt Russell)
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Ingrid Winter (The Ingrid Winter Misadventure Series) by J.S. Drangsholt and Tara F. Chace
- Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland by Sid Luft and Randy L. Schmidt
- Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm (Duck and Hippo Series Book 1) by Jonathan London and Andrew Joyner | 4.6 stars | 224 reviews
- Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure by Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman
- Black Obsidian by Victoria Quinn
- Rebels & Runes: An Urban Fantasy Novella Collection by Monica Corwin and Alexis Kade
- Double Up (A Davis Way Crime Caper Book 6) by Gretchen Archer
- The Arrangement 23 (SERIES FINALE – The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward
- Trump the Establishment: The Elitists Never Learned in 2016 by Don Surber
- The U.S. Navy’s Secret Space Program and Nordic Extraterrestrial Alliance (Secret Space Programs Book 2) by Michael Salla and Robert Wood
- She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green
- The Nasty Women Project: Voices from the Resistance by Erin Passons
- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (I believe this used to have text-to-speech access blocked, but this version doesn’t! I would add this to my Recommended Presidential Reading List) | 4.3 stars | 2,333 reviews
- How the H*ll Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016 by P. J. O’Rourke
- Murder, Stage Left (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) by Robert Goldsborough
- The Principle of Non-contradiction in Plato’s Republic: An Argument for Form by Laurence Bloom
- Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free by Susan Peirce Thompson Ph.D.
- The Dance of the Possible: the mostly honest completely irreverent guide to creativity by Scott Berkun
- Big Mushy Happy Lump: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen
- A Phule And His Money (Phule’s Company Book 3) by Robert Asprin and Peter J. Heck
- Misunderstanding at Pemberley: A Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Pride & Prejudice Variation by Anna Grantham
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: Dark Waters by Richard Dansky
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 March 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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