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February 2018 Kindle book releases

January 31, 2018

February 2018 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 “over 8000” (all numbers at time of writing) titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in January 2017 (more than last month, but I can’t say exactly how much more):

February 2018 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, “over 1,000” (don’t like these imprecise numbers…I ran them in two different browsers) 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…but I think that may have stopped, or at least substantially reduced from major publishers:

We’ve gone back and forth recently on whether the top four were

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks . Amazon doesn’t do these by popularity any more, they do them by featured…and this month, they are on top again…marking five months in a row. 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!

  •  Out of the Darkness by Heather Graham
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim and Kevin Behr
  • One Child by Torey Hayden
  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SF Hall of Fame) by Robert Silverberg
  • Confessions of an Adoptive Parent: Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption by Mike Berry
  • “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman and Ralph Leighton
  • Merton’s Palace of Nowhere by James Finley and Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ (Revised Edition) by Giulia Enders and Jill Enders
  • The Pride of Jared MacKade by Nora Roberts
  • Murder on a Midsummer Night (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Book 17) by Kerry Greenwood
  • What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie (KU)
  • Murder on the Brewster Flats: A Gus LeGarde Mystery (LeGarde Mysteries Book 12) by Aaron Paul Lazar (KU)
  • Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class by Michelle Tea
  • I’m a Lebowski, You’re a Lebowski: 20th Anniversary by Ben Peskoe and Bill Green (foreword by Jeff Bridges)
  • A Study in Scarlet (AmazonClassics Edition) by Arthur Conan Doyle (this is worth noting because the AmazonClassics imprint now lists over 100 titles…it’s the new version of Amazon’s free public domain titles, although these editions may have new copyrights because of additional material…not sure about that)
  • Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
  • Maze: The Waking of Grey Grimm by Tony Bertauski
  • Table for Five by Susan Wiggs
  • The Man Within (Feline Breeds Book 2) by Lora Leigh
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander
  • Travel as a Political Act (Rick Steves) by Rick Steves
  • Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Same Time, Next Year (The Manning Family) by Debbie Macomber
  • Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla by John F. Wasik
  • The Autism Job Club: The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment by Michael Bernick and Richard Holden
  • Words That Built a Nation: Voices of Democracy that Have Shaped America’s History by Marilyn Miller and Ellen Scordato
  • The Boggart Fights Back by Susan Cooper

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 February 2018 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).

Enjoy!


You can be part of my next book, Because of the Kindle!


 

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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 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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January 2018 Kindle book releases

January 1, 2018

January 2018 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 7,532 (all numbers at time of writing) titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in January 2017 (that’s 516 more than last month):

January 2018 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 1,671 (340 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…but I think that may have stopped:

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 on top again…marking four months in a row. 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!

  •  Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon by Dixon Matt
  • The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018 by Sarah Janssen
  • Curlee Girlee by Atara Twersky and Karen Wolcott
  • The Demon Crown: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force Novels) by James Rollins
  • Dawning Ascent (The Pearson Prophecy Book 1) by Jen L. Grey
  • Curious George Makes a Valentine (CGTV) by H. A. Rey
  • When the Servant Becomes the Master: A Comprehensive Addiction Guide by Jason Z.W. Powers
  • Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1 by Nora Roberts
  • Moonlight Over Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love) by Sarah Morgan
  • Natural Disaster by Ginger Zee
  • The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger M.D. and Gene Stone
  • Persepolis Rising (The Expanse) by James S. A. Corey
  • Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Death at Nuremberg (A Clandestine Operations Novel) by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
  • No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin and Karen Joy Fowler
  • Beau Death (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery) by Peter Lovesey
  • The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Bryant & May: Wild Chamber: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler
  • The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
  • Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak
  • Spy of the First Person by Sam Shepard
  • Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
  • A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert

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 January 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).

Enjoy!


You can be part of my next book, Because of the Kindle!


 

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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 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.

December 2017 Kindle book releases

December 1, 2017

December 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 7,532 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in December 2017 (that’s 333 more than last month):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,671(339 more 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 on top again…marking four months in a row. 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.

December 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 December.

Okay, books!

  •  Fast-Track Triathlete: Balancing a Big Life with Big Performance in Long-Course Triathlon by Dixon Matt
  • The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018 by Sarah Janssen
  • Curlee Girlee by Atara Twersky and Karen Wolcott
  • The Demon Crown: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force Novels) by James Rollins
  • Dawning Ascent (The Pearson Prophecy Book 1) by Jen L. Grey
  • Curious George Makes a Valentine (CGTV) by H. A. Rey
  • When the Servant Becomes the Master: A Comprehensive Addiction Guide by Jason Z.W. Powers
  • Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1 by Nora Roberts
  • Moonlight Over Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love) by Sarah Morgan
  • Natural Disaster by Ginger Zee
  • The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger M.D. and Gene Stone
  • Persepolis Rising (The Expanse) by James S. A. Corey
  • Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Death at Nuremberg (A Clandestine Operations Novel) by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth
  • No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin and Karen Joy Fowler
  • Beau Death (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery) by Peter Lovesey
  • The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Bryant & May: Wild Chamber: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler
  • The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
  • Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak
  • Spy of the First Person by Sam Shepard
  • Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
  • A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert

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 December 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).

Enjoy!


You can be part of my next book, Because of the Kindle!


 

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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 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.

November 2017 Kindle book releases

October 22, 2017

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).

Enjoy!


You can be part of my next book, Because of the Kindle!


My current Amazon giveaway:

Beyond Curie: Four women in physics and their remarkable discoveries 1903 to 1963 (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Giveaway:

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/b139e577ee333624

  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
    Requirements for participation:
  • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
  • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
  • Follow Scott Calvin on Amazon

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End:Oct 25, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

One week left…and hundreds of people have entered!


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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 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.

October 2017 Kindle book releases

September 23, 2017

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).

Enjoy!

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Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

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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! 🙂 

ogs/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.

 

September 2017 Kindle book releases

August 26, 2017

September 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 9,447 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in September 2017 (that’s 2,500 more than last month!):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,405 (354 more 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 as last month.

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!

  • What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  • A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré
  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s (Millennium Series Book 5) by David Lagercrantz
  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
  • The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin
  • Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook by Mark Bray
  • Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen
  • The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times by Jonathan Cahn
  • No Ordinary Love by Mary Balogh
  • Secrets in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 45) by J.D. Robb
  • Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Girl Who Dared to Think 2: The Girl Who Dared to Stand by Bella Forrest (KU)
  • A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge) by Ken Follett
  • The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance by Tom Brady
  • Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
  • Dark Legacy (Carpathian Novel, A) by Christine Feehan
  • Enemy of the State (A Mitch Rapp Novel Book 14) by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
  • Proof of Life: A J. P. Beaumont Novel (J. P. Beaumont Mysteries (Hardcover)) by J. A. Jance
  • The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr
  • The Ghost and the Bride (Haunting Danielle Book 14) by Bobbi Holmes and Anna J McIntyre
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Enigma (An FBI Thriller Book 21) by Catherine Coulter
  • Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley (KU)
  • Close to Home (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 5) by Robert Dugoni (KU)
  • Layer Your Novel: The Innovative Method for Plotting Your Scenes (The Writer’s Toolbox Series) by C. S. Lakin
  • Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
  • The Romanov Ransom (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
  • Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado
  • Savage (Dragonrider Legacy 1)Sep 26, 2017 | Kindle eBook by Nicole Conway
  • Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet (A Jesse Stone Novel) by Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
  • The Wind in His Heart by Charles de Lint
  • Led Astray by Sandra Brown
  • 16 SOULS by John J. Nance (KU)

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 September 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).

Enjoy!

Bonus: want to see one of our dogs do something cute and smart? “Treadmill, Elf!” at YouTube

My current Amazon Giveaway:

We Can Do It! giveaway

That’s for a chance to win my sibling’s book:

We Can Do It!: A Problem Solving Graphic Novel Guide for General Physics (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

*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! 🙂 

ogs/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.

 

August 2017 Kindle book releases

July 24, 2017

August 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 6,947 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in June 2017 (404 fewer than last month):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,051 (339 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, reversing the trend of the past couple of months.

Some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (one of the top ten, compared to five last month). 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!

  • No More Fake Reading: Merging the Classics With Independent Reading to Create Joyful, Lifelong Readers (Corwin Literacy) by Berit Gordon
  • Managing Change by Bernard Burnes
  • Y is for Yesterday (A Kinsey Millhone Novel) by Sue Grafton
  • The Myth of Individualism: How Social Forces Shape Our Lives by Peter L. Callero
  • When Women Rule the Court: Gender, Race, and Japanese American Basketball (Critical Issues in Sport and Society) by Nicole Willms
  • The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
  • WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: A Commentary by Wolfgang Müller
  • The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) by Philippa Gregory
  • Mary McCarthy’s Italy: The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed by Mary McCarthy
  • Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman by Harold H. Brown and Marsha S. Bordner
  • Telling the Story of Translation: Writers who Translate (Bloomsbury Advances in Translation) by Judith Woodsworth
  • Everyday Words and the Character of Prose in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) by Jonathan Farina
  • I Know a Secret: A Rizzoli & Isles  by Tess Gerritsen
  • The Kent Family Chronicles: Volumes One Through ThreeAug 8, 2017 | Kindle eBook
    by John Jakes
  • Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong
  • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: Swords and Deviltry, Swords Against Death, and Swords in the Mist by Fritz Leiber
  • Outposts on the Frontier: A Fifty-Year History of Space Stations (Outward Odyssey: A People’s History of Spaceflight) by Clayton C. Anderson and Jay Chladek
  • Planet Hunters: The search for extraterrestrial life by Lucas Ellerbroek and Andy Brown
  • Welcome Home Diabetic Cookbook: 450 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes for the Slow Cooker, Stovetop, and Oven by Hope Comerford
  • Twentieth Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment by Jeffrey Paul Thompson and Michael Troyan
  • Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics by Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse
  • Running the City : Why public art matters by Felicity Fenner
  • The Holistic Dog: Inside the Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space by Laura Benko and Susan Fisher Plotner
  • Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green by Jimmy McDonough
  • The Honest Body Project: Real Stories and Untouched Portraits of Women & Motherhood by Natalie McCain
  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie and Angela Y. Davis
  • Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, and Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion by Belinda Recio and Jonathan Balcombe
  • Compounds and Compounding (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics) by Laurie Bauer
  • The World of Tiers Volume One: The Maker of Universes, The Gates of Creation, and A Private Cosmos by Philip José Farmer
  • Fugitive by Magic: a Baine Chronicles novel (The Baine Chronicles: Fenris’s Story Book 1) by Jasmine Walt and Judah Dobin (KU)
  • Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species (Nonfiction — Young Adult) by Karen Romano Young
  • All the Beautiful People We Once Knew by Edward Carlson
  • Dark Rites: A Paranormal Romance Novel (Krewe of Hunters)Jul 25, 2017 | Kindle eBook
    by Heather Graham
  • Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor by Maricel E. Presilla
  • Haunts of Old Louisville: Gilded Age Ghosts and Haunted Mansions in America’s Spookiest Neighborhood by David Domine
  • Lazgood’s Boys (Hardcore Station Book 1) by Jim Starlin
  • The Girl Who Dared to ThinkAug 9, 2017 | Kindle eBook
    by Bella Forrest
  • The Power of Purpose: Inspire teams, engage customers, transform business by John O’Brien and Andrew Cave
  • The EC Archives: Shock SuspenStories Volume 1 by Al Feldstein and Various
  • The Amos Walker Mysteries Volume One: Motor City Blue, Angel Eyes, and The Midnight Man by Loren D. Estleman
  • Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery
  • Glass Houses: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)Aug 29, 2017
    by Louise Penny
  • Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) by Dav Pilkey
  • Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
  • Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
  • Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Exposed (A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel) by Lisa Scottoline
  • Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
  • Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell and Craig Sanborn
  • The Right Time by Danielle Steel
  • Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire by Insight Editions

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 July 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).

Enjoy!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) 

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.

 

July 2017 Kindle book releases

June 30, 2017

July 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 7,351 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in June 2017 (149 more than last month):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,390 (142 more than last time…so the percentage is increasing) 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, those aren’t Kindle First books, which repeats the trend from the past couple of months.

Some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (five of the top ten, so half). 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!

  • Battleborn (The Brother’s Creed Book 2) by Joshua C. Chadd (KU)
  • Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake Series Book 1) by Rachel Caine
  • The Hug Store by Rick Morrison, Sonal Goyal (illustrator)
  • The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson
  • Obedience to Authority (Perennial Classics) by Stanley Milgram
  • Remember Us: My Journey from the Shtetl through the Holocaust by Martin Small and Vic Shayne
  • Introvert Doodles: An Illustrated Look at Introvert Life in an Extrovert World by Maureen Marzi Wilson
  • Garfield: Life to the Fullest: His 34th Book by Jim Davis
  • Break Your Self Help Addiction: The 5 Keys to Total Personal Freedom by Brian D. Ridgway [Um…this is a self help book about how to stop using self help books, right? I might have a suggestion… 😉 Just kidding, it’s probably a valuable way to reach that audience)
  • Cuba: This Moment, Exactly So by Lorne Resnick and Brian Andreas
  • Down by the River (A Grace Valley Novel) by Robyn Carr
  • The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter
  • Stillhouse Lake (Stillhouse Lake Series Book 1) by Rachel Caine
  • The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young
  • Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan by Insight Editions
  • Race in American Film: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation [3 volumes] by Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green
  • Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium by Graham A. Judd and Walter S. Judd
  • The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering by Dina Rodriguez
  • A Game of Ghosts: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly

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 July 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).

Enjoy!

 

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) 

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.

 

June 2017 Kindle book releases

May 26, 2017

June 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 7,351 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in June 2017 (638 more than last month):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,248 (264 more 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, those aren’t Kindle First books, which repeats the trend from last month.

Some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (three of the top ten). 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!

  • Omnia (The Silver Ships Book 9) Jun 2, 2017 | by S. H. Jucha (book 9 of 9)
  • How To Be A Digital Revolutionary Jun 1, 2017 |by Violet Blue
  • Sasha Savvy Loves to CodeJun 2, 2017 | by Sasha Ariel Alston and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
  • Wonder Woman by John Byrne Vol. 1 (Wonder Woman (1987-2006)) | by John Byrne
  • It Can’t be October Already Jun 6, 2017 | by Jeffrey Archer (short story)
  • My Amazon Merch Strategy Guide: Running a Mini-Media Company Selling Shirts and More Online Jun 17, 2017 | by Alan Kerrman (KU)
  • Strategic Internal Communication: How to Build Employee Engagement and Performance Jun 3, 2017 | by David Cowan
  • DC Universe by Mike Mignola Jun 6, 2017 by Neil Gaiman and John Byrne
  • A Contemporary Renaissance: Gulen’s Philosophy for a Global Revival of Civilization Jun 1, 2017 |  by Sulayman Ashrati
  • Anarchism, 1914-18: Internationalism, anti-militarism and warJun 1, 2017 | by Matthew S. Adams and Ruth Kinna
  • Cookies & Chance Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-3) Jun 6, 2017 |  by Catherine Bruns
  • Father Damien de Veuster – Apostle to the Lepers (Biographies) Jun 5, 2017 | by Glynn MacNiven-Johnston
  • Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship Jun 1, 2017 | by Kátia da Costa Bezerra
  • The Ethics of Technology: A Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles Jun 1, 2017 | by Martin Peterson
  • Scouts of the Apocalypse: Zombie War Jun 4, 2017 | by Michell Plested
  • Make Your Book A Best Seller: The Step-by-Step Guide I followed to Become a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Multiple Countries Jun 3, 2017 | by Bukola Oriola

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 June 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).

Enjoy!

One bonus note: I started a new project today!

The Measured Circle’s Star Wars Timeline (a long time ago and everything in between)

May 25th 1977 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie…May the Fortieth be with you!**


My current Amazon Giveaways

One Murder More (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

the award-winning, highly-rated mystery by my sibling, Kris Calvin!

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/398897583537603c

  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
  • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
  • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
  • Follow Kris Calvin on Amazon (to my knowledge, all that you’ll get is a notification when Kris publishes a new book in the Kindle store, although I don’t know that for sure…that’s all I’ve ever seen for authors I follow, I think. Kris is working on the second book in the Maren Kane mystery series.
Start:May 20, 2017 5:20 AM PDT
End:May 27, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

Thanks to the hundreds of people who have entered my previous giveaways for a chance to win Kris’ book! I don’t benefit directly from Kris’ book, although we have had a lot of conversations about it. 🙂

Amazon Giveaway for And Then There Were None!

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/3e6a60b4814649a3

Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winner.
Requirements for participation:
Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
Follow @TMCGTT on twitter
18+ years of age (or legal age)

Start:May 12, 2017 6:24 PM PDT
End:Jun 11, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

===

Star Wars Day through 40 years of Star Wars!
Giveaway by Bufo Calvin
  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
    • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
    • Follow @TMCGTT on twitter
    • 18+ years of age (or legal age)

Giveaway:
https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/0ce7b24b32a4a670

Start:May 4, 2017 6:32 AM PDT
End:Jun 3, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

It’s going on that long in part so that it covers the actual 40th anniversary of Star Wars (of the release in the USA) on May 25th 2017. Also, this book, which has good reviews and is new, is $14.99 in the Kindle edition…which is a lot for me for a giveaway. 🙂

Good luck, and may the Force be with you!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard our new The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* 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! :) 

** Thanks to Chris Dudley for this pun!

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.

 

May 2017 Kindle book releases

April 21, 2017

May 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 6,713 titles listed as being released in the USA Kindle Store in March 2017 (nearly 900 more than last month):

May USA Kindle Store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 984 (169 fewer than last time…and that’s with a lot more titles) 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, those aren’t Kindle First books.

Some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list (eight of the top ten). 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!

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? / Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? (Bilingual board book – Spanish edition) by Bill Martin, Jr., and Eric Carle
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan | This is a Kindle First book, and I don’t always include those in these posts…but this one has 4.9 stars out of 5 with 507 customer reviews…impressive!
  • Atlas Obscura (Spanish Edition) by Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras | Atlas Obscura is a fun website with unusual places to visit (or just to enjoy as stories)
  • Anne of Green Gables (Macmillan Collector’s Library Book 126) by L. M. Montgomery | $1.20 (this series is inexpensive…and you have to be willing to pay something for a book you can get for free, at least in the ones I’ve seen. That means they are counting on production value, at least in part)
  • Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto and Zachary Slayback
  • The Other Side of the Sun by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Swayed: How to Communicate for Impact by Christina Harbridge
  • Murder in the Dark (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Book 16) by Kerry Greenwood
  • Dalton’s Undoing (The Cowboys of Cold Creek) by RaeAnne Thayne
  • Deep in the Valley (A Grace Valley Novel) by Robyn Carr
  • The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry by Paul Starr
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth: Inside the Creation of a Modern Fairy Tale by Guillermo Del Toro and Nick Nunziata
  • A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America: Second Edition by Jeffrey Glassberg
  • The Best Gift (Sisters & Brides #1) by Irene Hannon
  • 23 Minutes in H*ll: One Man’s Story About What He Saw, Heard, and Felt in That Place of Torment by Bill Wiese
  • Along Came Trouble: A Romance Novel (A Trinity Harbor Novel) by Sherryl Woods
  • DK Readers L3: Star Wars: Star Pilot by Laura Buller and Tori Kosara
  • Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books by Cindy Wang
  • The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy
  • The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children by Rachel Carson

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 May 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).

Enjoy!

My current Amazon Giveaways:

LAST DAY TO ENTER!

Oh Myyy! – There Goes The Internet (Life, the Internet and Everything Book 1) (at AmazonSmile*)

by George Takei (in honor of the actor’s 80th birthday on April 20, 2017)

1 winner

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/0a55a7230ccfd4aa

Start:Apr 11, 2017 3:56 PM PDT
End:Apr 21, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

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ENDS SUNDAY!

One Murder More (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

by my sibling, Kris Calvin

Ten winners

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/e39ec1bca3592757

Start:Apr 8, 2017 12:05 PM PDT
End:Apr 23, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

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CelebriDucks Rocky Horror Picture Show Dr Frank-N-Furter RUBBER DUCK Tim Curry (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*

1 winner

Giveaway: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/10d9d8f4121e9918

Requirements for participation:
Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
18+ years of age (or legal age)
Tweet a message: “Happy birthday, @timothycurry! Tim Curry born April 19 1946 https://www.thehistoryproject.com/projects/view/1433/timeline?eventId=31535 https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/ #giveaway”

Start:Apr 19, 2017 7:04 AM PDT
End:Apr 26, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

 

* 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! :) 

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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