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April 2015 Kindle book releases

March 24, 2015

April 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…I’ll have to dig into that effect.

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 5,727 (at time of writing) April releases in the USA Kindle store:

April 2015 USA Kindle store releases (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**.

One interesting thing before I get into some individual titles: the first four (sorted by new and popular) are the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month!

Since Prime members can already be reading two of these (even though they aren’t officially released until April) at no additional cost, you can see how that would drive up their popularity as compared to actual pre-orders. The top four being Kindle First was also true the last time I did one of these.

The other thing is that there are some

Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

titles 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!

  • Never Too Late by Robyn Carr
  • The Dead Play On (Cafferty & Quinn Novels Book 3) by Heather Graham
  • Virtuous (Quantum Trilogy Book 1) by M.S. Force
  • The Clash. Photographs by Bob Gruen
  • The Outlander Series 4-Book Bundle: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  • Make ‘em Laugh! American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries by Zeke Jarvis
  • A Shade of Vampire 12: A Shade of Doubt by Bella Forrest (KU)
  • Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75 by Maggie McKinley
  • The Liar by Nora Roberts
  • Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Aliens, Humans and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who by Nina Allan and Seanan McGuire
  • Perfect Match by Fern Michaels
  • Gathering Prey (The Prey Series Book 26) by John Sandford
  • The Divine Spark: A Graham Hancock Reader: Psychedelics, Consciousness, and the Birth of Civilization by Graham Hancock
  • My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair
  • Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets by Steve Kettmann
  • The MacArthur New Testament Commentary Set of 33 volumes (Macarthur New Testament Commentary Series) by John MacArthur (nearly $500)
  • Prison of Hope (The Hellequin Chronicles) by Steve McHugh (KU)
  • Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
  • The Cambridge World History: Volume 1, Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE by David Christian
  • Woof by Spencer Quinn
  • The Hemingway Log: A Chronology of His Life and Timesby Brewster Chamberlin
  • The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age by Robert Wachter
  • Avengers: The Vibranium Collection by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas

Well, again…quite the mix!

Enjoy!

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

* 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.

March 2015 Kindle book releases

February 24, 2015

March 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…I’ll have to dig into that effect.

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 6,122 (at time of writing) February releases in the USA Kindle store:

March 2015 USA Kindle store releases (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**.

One interesting thing before I get into some individual titles: the first four (sorted by new and popular) are the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month!

Since Prime members can already be reading two of these (even though they aren’t officially released until October) at no additional cost, you can see how that would drive up their popularity as compared to actual pre-orders. The top four being Kindle First was also true the last time I did one of these.

The other thing is that there are some Kindle Unlimited titles 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!

  • One Wish by Robyn Carr
  • 7 Brides for 7 Bodies (Body Movers) by Stephanie Bond
  • H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  • Claimed (Servants of Fate #2) by Sarah Fine (KU)
  • A Shade of Vampire 11: A Chase of Prey by Bella Forrest (KU)
  • Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf (Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex) by R. A. Salvatore
  • Extinction Edge (The Extinction Cycle Book 2) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and Aaron Sikes (KU)
  • Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier
  • Fiscal Regimes and the Political Economy of Premodern States by Andrew Monson and Walter Scheidel
  • Teen Legal Rights by David Hudson
  • American Poetry after Modernism: The Power of the Word
    by Albert Gelpi
  • Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and…
    by Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai
  • The Flavia de Luce Series 6-Book Bundle by Alan Bradley
  • Teaching with Tablets by Helen Caldwell and James Bird
  • Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South, 1930-2000 by Michelle Haberland
  • The Mossad: Six Landmark Missions of the Israeli Intelligence Agency, 1960-1990 by Marc E. Vargo
  • The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century by Angela E. Stent
  • One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbook by Frank L. Cioffi
  • Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming in Jamaica
    by Matthew Parker
  • Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss
  • Figures of Fear: An anthology by Graham Masterton
  • Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters by Tom Hayden
  • The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man by Michael Tennesen
  • Dorothy Must Die: The Other Side of the Rainbow Collection: No Place Like Oz, Dorothy Must Die, The Witch Must…by Danielle Paige
  • There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction by Saul Bellow
  • Werewolf Cop: A Novel by Andrew Klavan
  • Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do by Daniel T. Willingham
  • The Discreet Hero: A Novel by Mario Vargas Llosa and Edith Grossman
  • Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth by Albert Podell
  • The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures by William deBuys
  • The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs by Jessica Hagy
  • Archie in the Crosshairs (The Nero Wolfe Mysteries) by Robert Goldsborough
  • Kingdom Keepers New Series I (Kingdom Keepers: The Return) by Ridley Pearson and Disney Digital Books
  • Cranky Ladies of History by Garth Nix and Jane Yolen

Well, that’s a pretty mixed set for you!

Enjoy!

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

* 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.

February 2015 Kindle book releases

January 26, 2015

February 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.

For the most part, we are back to Amazon selling the books…which means they can guarantee the price.

If we see a return of the Agency Model (the rumor is that’s happening with Simon & Schuster), we’ll be back to that non-guarantee situation.

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 4,946 (at time of writing) February releases in the USA Kindle store:

February 2015 USA Kindle store releases (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**.

One interesting thing before I get into some individual titles: the first four (sorted by new and popular) are the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month!

Since Prime members can already be reading one of these (even though they aren’t officially released until October) at no additional cost, you can see how that would drive up their popularity as compared to actual pre-orders. The top four being Kindle First was also true the last time I did one of these.

The other thing is that there are some Kindle Unlimited titles 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!

  • Deadly in High Heels: High Heels Mysteries #9 Feb 3, 2015 by Gemma Halliday
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Feb 3, 2015 by Neil Gaiman
  • Waking the Dead (Cafferty & Quinn Novels Book 2) by Heather Graham
  • Desperate Measures Feb 17, 2015 by Fern Michaels
  • Wrongful Death (A Detective Jackson Mystery) Feb 24, 2015 by L.J. Sellers
  • The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul Feb 24, 2015 by Rankin, M.D., Lissa
  • Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales Feb 3, 2015 by Terry Pratchett and Mark Beech
  • I am Haunted: Living Life Through the Dead Feb 10, 2015 by Zak Bagans and Kelly Crigger
  • The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge Jan 15, 2015 by Nathaniel Vinton
  • Superman: Earth One Vol. 3 Feb 10, 2015 by J. Michael Straczynski and Ardian Sya
  • Time Patrol (Area 51: The Nightstalkers Book 4) Feb 24, 2015 by Bob Mayer
  • DC: The New Frontier Deluxe Edition Feb 17, 2015 by Darwyn Cooke
  • Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films Feb 24, 2015 by Jody Revenson
  • Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing Games Says about Play, Religion, and Imagined World sFeb 12, 2015 by Joseph P. Laycock
  • 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music Feb 3, 2015 by Andrew Grant Jackson
  • Two Strangers Feb 1, 2015 by Beryl Matthews
  • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Feb 10, 2015 by Issa Rae
  • Princess Treasury Feb 10, 2015 by Disney
  • DISNEY’s Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition Feb 10, 2015 by Aaron Sparrow and James Silvani
  • The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution Feb 3, 2015 by Patrick Cockburn
  • The Mind of the Maker Feb 10, 2015 by Dorothy L. Sayers and Madeleine L’Engle
  • Doctor Who: Human Nature: The History Collection Feb 12, 2015 by Paul Cornell

One more interesting thing: we can filter for books which will be in Kindle Unlimited! I may do a separate listing for those at some point, but here is the link for the 805 titles at time of writing:

Kindle Unlimited books for the USA Kindle Store February 2015 (at AmazonSmile*)

What I do is keep an Amazon wish list for Kindle Unlimited books I may want to read. That makes it easy for me to pick a new one when I want. :) If you do that, you will just need to check to make sure it is still in KU when you go to borrow it…some books will go in and out of that list. Indie publishers, for one thing, can change that.

Enjoy!

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

* 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.

November 2014 Kindle book releases

October 29, 2014

November 2014 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.

For the most part, we are back to Amazon selling the books…which means they can guarantee the price.

If we see a return of the Agency Model next year (the rumor is that’s happening with Simon & Schuster), we’ll be back to that non-guarantee situation.

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 5,964 (at time of writing) November releases in the USA Kindle store:

November 2014 USA Kindle store releases (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**.

One interesting thing before I get into some individual titles: the first four (sorted by new and popular) are the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month!

Since Prime members can already be reading one of these (even though they aren’t officially released until October) at no additional cost, you can see how that would drive up their popularity as compared to actual pre-orders. The top four being Kindle First was also true the last time I did one of these.

The other thing is that there are some Kindle Unlimited titles 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!

  • The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 9) by Jeff Kinney (Nov 4, 2014)
  • MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins (Nov 18, 2014)
  • So, Anyway… by John Cleese (Nov 4, 2014)
  • The Enduring Flame Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (Nov 4, 2014)
  • Funk: The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One by Rickey Vincent and George Clinton (Nov 4, 2014)
  • The Perry Mason Book: A Comprehensive Guide to America’s Favorite Defender of Justice by Jim Davidson (Nov 15, 2014)
  • Not Quite Forever (Not Quite series) by Catherine Bybee (Nov 4, 2014)
  • The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne and Christopher Nolan (Nov 7, 2014)
  • Alpha Billionaire 3 (Alpha Billionaire, Part Three) (Alpha Billionaire series) by Helen Cooper (Nov 6, 2014)
  • Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda and Alan Smith (Nov 26, 2014)
  • Knowledge Is Beautiful: Impossible Ideas, Invisible Patterns, Hidden Connections–Visualized by David McCandless (Nov 25, 2014)
  • The Void (Witching Savannah Book 3) by J. D. Horn (Nov 18, 2014)
  • Highland Heroes: Three Scottish Medieval Romances by Claire Delacroix and Deborah Cooke (Nov 24, 2014)
  • The Indie Author Power Pack: How To Write, Publish, & Market Your Book by David Gaughran, Joanna Penn, Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (Nov 3, 2014)
  • Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner (Nov 25, 2014)
  • No Land’s Man by Aasif Mandvi (Nov 4, 2014)
    Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film “The Imitation Game” by Andrew Hodges and Douglas Hofstadter (Nov 16, 2014)
  • Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door by Brian Krebs (Nov 18, 2014)
    Christmas Cozy (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 11) by Kathi Daley (Nov 1, 2014)
  • Twilight Midnight Sun: Edward’s version of The Twilight Saga by E. Cullen (Nov 30, 2014)
  • Out Of This World (Wildlings Book 3) by Charles de Lint (Nov 4, 2014)
  • Lowball: A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel by George R. R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass (Nov 4, 2014)
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales by Russell Brand and Chris Riddell (Nov 11, 2014)
  • The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert by Frank Herbert (Nov 18, 2014)
  • Tarkin: Star Wars (Star Wars: Jedi Academy Trilogy) by James Luceno (Nov 4, 2014)

One more interesting thing: this time, we can filter for books which will be in Kindle Unlimited! I may do a separate listing for those later, but here is the link for the 987 titles at time of writing:

Kindle Unlimited books being released in November 2014 in the USA Kindle store (at AmazonSmile*)

What I do is keep an Amazon wish list for Kindle Unlimited books I may want to read. That makes it easy for me to pick a new one when I want. :) If you do that, you will just need to check to make sure it is still in KU when you go to borrow it…some books will go in and out of that list. Indie publishers, for one thing, can change that.

Enjoy!

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

* 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.

October 2014 Kindle book releases

September 23, 2014

October 2014 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.…

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 6,152 (at time of writing) October releases in the USA Kindle store:

October 2014 USA Kindle store releases (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**.

One interesting thing before I get into some individual titles: the first four (sorted by new and popular) are the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month!

Since Prime members can already be reading one of these (even though they aren’t officially released until October) at no additional cost, you can see how that would drive up their popularity as compared to actual pre-orders. The top four being Kindle First was also true the last time I did one of these.

The other thing is that there are some Kindle Unlimited titles 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!

To Kill a Mockingbird (Enhanced Edition) (at AmazonSmile*)
by Harper Lee
pre-order for October 21
Other formats: 4.6 out of 5 stars, 3370 customer reviews

When the first legal e-book of TKaM came out recently (it’s been overing around the top 400 mark in the USA Kindle store), it was also announced that HarperCollins was doing an “enhanced” version, which means it will include audio and or video content. At this point, the pre-order is priced at only $3.99, the same as the unenhanced version. I haven’t been able to find out yet what is in the enhancement, but this could make an excellent gift. Remember that you can delay the delivery of a gift e-book through the Kindle store for the appropriate date.

A Christmas Memory (at AmazonSmile*)
by Truman Capote
pre-order for October 28
$3.21 at time of writing
Other formats: 4.7 stars, 117 reviews

That’s right…Truman Capote for children.

Divergent Collector’s Edition (Divergent Series) (at AmazonSmile*)
by Veronica Roth
pre-order for October 21
Other formats: 4.5 stars, 18013 reviews
$4.99 at time of writing

They are adding a lot to this one for the Collector’s Edition!

72 pages of bonus content, including:

  • Two essays by Veronica Roth, including excerpts from early drafts of Divergent
  • An essay about the psychology behind fear and the “exposure therapy” of Dauntless initiation
  • Artistic renderings of the Choosing Ceremony Bowls
  • An excerpt from the movie script
  • Favorite quotes from Divergent, illustrated by fellow Initiates
  • A map of the Dauntless compound
  • Divergent discussion questions

I should mention, I don’t think you can pre-order a gift…you’ll have to wait for it to be published.

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton Science Library) (at AmazonSmile*)
by Richard Feynman
pre-order for October 26
4.6 stars, 105 reviews
$9.99 (but it appears you’ll also be able to rent it for $4.84…not until it is released, though)

Surely, you’re joking… ;)

I’ll just list some more:

  • Turing Evolved by David Kitson (October 1, 2014)
  • The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly (Oct 28, 2014)
  • Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming (Oct 7, 2014)
  • The Eye of Zoltar (The Chronicles of Kazam) by Jasper Fforde (Oct 7, 2014)
  • Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition by Daniel W. Drezner (Oct 26, 2014)
  • A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids by Margot Datz (Oct 14, 2014)
  • The Moosewood Cookbook: 40th Anniversary Edition by Mollie Katzen (Oct 28, 2014)
  • Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words by Maeve Binchy (Oct 28, 2014)
  • Revenger: A John Shakespeare Mystery by Rory Clements (Oct 14, 2014)
  • Let’s Talk Terror (Nancy Drew Files) by Carolyn Keene (Oct 7, 2014)
  • The Baby-Sitters Club #78: Claudia and Crazy Peaches by Ann M. Martin (Oct 21, 2014)
  • Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead and Shohaku Okumura (Oct 14, 2014)

One more interesting thing: this time, we can filter for books which will be in Kindle Unlimited! I may do a separate listing for those later, but here is the link for the 916 titles at time of writing:

Kindle Unlimited books in the USA Kindle store being released in October 2014 (at AmazonSmile*)

What I do is keep an Amazon wish list for Kindle Unlimited books I may want to read. That makes it easy for me to pick a new one when I want. :) If you do that, you will just need to check to make sure it is still in KU when you go to borrow it…some books will go in and out of that list. Indie publishers, for one thing, can change that.

Enjoy!

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

* 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.

August 2014 Kindle book releases

August 1, 2014

August 2014 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.…

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 3,683 (at time of writing) August releases in the USA Kindle store:

August 2014 USA Kindle store releases (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**.

One interesting thing before I get into some individual titles: the first four (sorted by new and popular) are the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month!

Since Prime members can already be reading one of these (even though they aren’t officially released until August) at no additional cost, you can see how that would drive up their popularity as compared to actual pre-orders. Still, I think that’s the first time.

The other thing is that there are some Kindle Worlds titles way up on the list, and those are part of Kindle Unlimited. 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!

Night Moves (at AmazonSmile)
by Nora Roberts
pre-order for August 4 (first Kindle issue of 1985 title)
romance – historical
$5.38

One of the most popular authors…period.

The Evolution and Equilibrium of Copyright in the Digital Age (Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law) (at AmazonSmile)
edited by Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais
pre-order for August 31
law – intellectual property
$76.80

Okay, this isn’t for everybody…but I don’t like to just list super popular books. :) There are quite a few books from Cambridge being released on August 31st in the USA Kindle store.

Doing It (at AmazonSmile)
by Melvin Burgess
pre-order for August 31
fiction – young adult
$7.99

This is a Carnegie medal winning young adult novel (think the Newbery in the USA), but it sounds like it would get challenged as inappropriate a lot in school libraries…if those who would challenge can figure out the British slang. ;)

Election Administration in the United States: The State of Reform after Bush v. Gore (at AmazonSmile)
edited by R. Michael Alvarez and Bernard M. Grofman
pre-order for August 31
politics
$9.99 ($85 in print)

Avian (The Dragonrider Chronicles) (at AmazonSmile)
by Nicole Conway
young adult – fantasy
$3.49

I thought it might be related to Pern…it’s not.

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 ( at AmazonSmile
by Dav Pilkey
pre-order for August 26
children’s
$7.39

Often a challenged books in libraries. There is a Captain Underpants movie scheduled for release in 2017…

Sidewinders: Bleeding Texas (at AmazonSmile)
by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone
pre-order for August 5
fiction – Western
$5.49

J.A. is Bill’s nephew (Bill died about ten years ago, I think).

The Serpent and the Rope (at AmazonSmile)
by Raja Rao (translated by John Murray
pre-order for April 15
contemporary fiction
$9.99

Enjoy!

One more thing: in preparing this small selection, I was struck by how few of the Big Five publishers books I was seeing. That seemed quite unusual, and it actually worried me that negotiations might be keeping a high number of them out of the store. That could still be the case, but I did search by HarperCollins, and by Schuster (to find Simon &), and found books from both publishers scheduled to be released in August. While there still could be some being withheld, there are some scheduled.

That could just mean that they are dropping in relative popularity, so I’m not running across them as easily…hard to say, exactly. I’ll try to keep an eye on it.

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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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** 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.

July 2014 Kindle book releases

June 30, 2014

July 2014 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.…

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 3,570 (at time of writing) March releases in the USA Kindle store:

July 2014 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shoppint*)

As usual, I won’t be deliberately linking to books which block text-to-speech access blocked**.

By the way, some of the prices seem particularly high to me this time. You can always list books for free at

eReaderIQ.com

and they’ll let you know when a book drops in price an amount you specify. I think that is the most useful site on the web for Kindleers. I’m not associated with them, although we have had some correspondence.

To Kill a Mockingbird (at AmazonSmile)
by Harper Lee
literature & fiction – classics
pre-order for July 8

I think this will be one of the best-selling e-books of the year. People have been waiting for it to become legally available (well, not everybody waited) for years.

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee (at AmazonSmile)
by Marja Mills
biographies and memoirs
pre-order for July 15

Mills literally moved in next door to Harper Lee to write about the author…nice companion piece to TKaM being released!

The Book of Life (at AmazonSmile)
by Dorothy Harkness
romance – fantasy
pre-order for July 15

The end of the trilogy begun with A Discovery of Witches…

The City (at AmazonSmile)
by Dean Koontz
romance – fantasy
per-order for July 1

Interesting to see the publisher classify this Koontz book as a romance…

Power Play (An FBI Thriller) (at AmazonSmile)
by Catherine Coulter
suspense
pre-order for July 8

Koontz is romance, Coulter is suspense…got it. :)

A Perfect Life (at AmazonSmile)
by Danielle Steele
family saga
pre-order for July 22

From one of the most popular authors ever…

Cut and Thrust (Stone Barrington) (at AmazonSmile)
by Stuart Woods
suspense
pre-order for July 15

From the unstoppably popular author…close to thirty New York Times bestsellers!

For All Time: A Nantucket Brides Novel (Nantucket Brides Trilogy) (at AmazonSmile)
by Jude Deveraux
romance
pre-order for July 1

Oh, wait…did I make a big deal about nearly thirty NYT bestellers? Deveraux has over forty!

Sight Unseen (at AmazonSmile)
by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
crime fiction, supernatural
pre-order for July 15

This one sounds interesting…both Johansens are recognized authors.

The Last Town (The Wayward Pines Series, Book Three) (at AmazonSmile)
by Blake Crouch
horror, mystery
pre-order for July 15

I read the first one of these…it was worth reading. This series is soon to be a Fox TV series. It’s also traditionally published by Amazon.

Diary of a Mad Diva (at AmazonSmile)
by Joan Rivers
humor, biographies and memoirs
pre-order for July 1

New York Times bestselling author…that’s the first thing that comes to mind for Joan Rivers, right? ;)

The Giver Quartet Omnibus (at AmazomSmile)
by Lois Lowry
children’s
pre-order for July 1

Want to read up before the movie is release? Four title omnibus for $14.99.

The High Druid’s Blade: The Defenders of Shannara (at AmazonSmile)

The long-running fantasy series…

Enjoy!

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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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** 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.

Taking on To Kill a Mockingbird

May 1, 2014

Taking on To Kill a Mockingbird

In very exciting e-publishing news, To Kill a Mockingbird is coming legally to the Kindle on July 8th of this year!

It can be pre-ordered right now:

To Kill a Mockingbird (at AmazonSmile)

I’ve suggested that it might be in the top 100 e-books of 2014 in terms of sales (and I suspect it may be near the top).

That got me thinking.

What books were already scheduled to be released July 8th?

Now, many people will, of course, buy TKaM and something else, if they would have bought that book anyway. That’s not always going to be the case, though…particularly with people looking for a gift. It’s actually not a great gift-giving date (after Dads, Grads, and Brides…and for that matter, the Fourth of July weekend. Some people travel on the 4th of July, and especially plane travel can mean book sales).

Still, it means a lot to publishers to have their books be number one…and TKaM may take that spot.

Here are some of the books scheduled for July 8th. It’s even possible some of them will shift release dates, but I think that’s unlikely, generally.

Hudson (Fixed) (at AmazonSmile)
by Laurelin Paige
romance
$3.99

This follows the Fixed trilogy, which was reportedly a New York Times bestseller.

Four Divergent Stories: The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor (Divergent Series) (at AmazonSmile)
by Veronica Roth
young adult science fiction
$12.99

Four stories that supplement the novels in this New York Times bestselling series. Looks like the stories are also being released individually.

Power Play (at AmazonSmile)
by Catherine Coulter
mystery/suspense
$10.99

A thriller from a New York Times bestselling author…

Uncaged (The Singular Menace, 1) (at AmazonSmile)
by John Sandford and Michele Cook
young adult thriller
$9.78

The first young adult title from the many-times New York Times bestselling author Sandford.

The Highlander’s Bargain (The Novels of Loch Moigh) (at AmazonSmile)
by Barbara Longley
time travel romance
$3.99

Gee, I don’t think she’s had a New York Times bestseller before. ;)

Out of the Black (Odyssey One) (at AmazonSmile)
by Evan Currie
military science fiction
$4.99

From one of Amazon’s own traditional publishing imprints, 47North.

Reward of Three (Rule of Three) (at AmazonSmile)
by Kelly Jamieson
romance
$3.44

This is from Samhain, so more explicit than many romances…and that is indicated in the content warning they provide.

Gray Retribution (A Tom Gray Novel, Book 4) (at AmazonSmile)
by Alan McDermott
military thriller
$3.99

Again, traditionally published by Amazon (Thomas & Mercer, in this case). One thing that means: this will be available in the KOLL (Kindle Owners’ Lending Library)

The Dead Will Tell: A Kate Burkholder Novel (at AmazonSmile)
by Linda Castillo
police procedural mystery
$11.04

This is from a Big Five publisher (Macmillan), so they may be worried about TKaM on the same day…

Wolf in Her Bed (Salvation Pack) (at AmazonSmile)
by N.J. Walters
werewolf paranormal romance
$4.24

Another Samhain…I wonder how many people look at someone reading this (you know, if they can see the cover…not on a Kindle), and think, “At least they aren’t watching TV…” ;)

The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning (at AmazonSmile)
by Chris Colfer
children’s books
$8.89

Yes, this is that Chris Colfer…star of Glee…and a New York Times bestselling author!

The Sweet Spot (at AmazonSmile)
by Stephanie Evanovich
fiction, humor
$15.99

The author is a “Jersey girl” named Evanovich…yes, she’s Janet’s niece, and I’m guessing Stephanie Plum might have been named after her. Well, I suppose it might have been vice versa…the first Stephanie Plum book was published about two decades ago. ;)

The Girls of August (at Amazon Smile)
by Anne Rivers Siddons
literary fiction
$12.99

Siddons’ works have been adapted a couple of times (Heart of Dixie, based on Heartbreak Hotel, starred Ally Sheedy, Phoebe Cates, and Virginia Madsen).

The Promise (The ‘Burg Series) (at AmazonSmile)
by Kristen Ashley
contemporary romance
$3.99

The Good, the Bad, and the Emus: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries) (at AmazonSmile)
by Donna Andrews
mystery
$10.67

Another Macmillan title…

The High Druid’s Blade: The Defenders of Shannara (at AmazonSmile)
by Terry Brooks
fantasy
$11.84

It would be a surprise if this one isn’t a New York Times bestseller (Shannara has been a very popular series…this is a stand-alone in that universe), but will it beat TKaM?

Landline (at AmazonSmile)
by Rainbow Rowell
women’s fiction, fantasy
$10.67

Yep…another NYT bestselling author. ;)

Tales of the Hidden World (at AmazonSmile)
by Simon R. Green
urban fantasy, short stories
$6.39

Popular science fiction/fantasy author Green (the Deathstalker series) has written afterwords for each of the stories in this collection.

Well, that was fun! I always like to find new ways to do sort of random (but not really…there are always rules) discovery of book titles, and this worked for me!

You might be wondering if every day is this busy, and oddly, the answer is no…traditionally, Tuesday is a big release day for books.

Why?

It made sense to me when I managed a brick-and-mortar bookstore.

My idea was that over the weekend, the store gets trashed. :) So, Monday is a busy day…it’s a day for merchandising (making the books you are selling look nice…so it’s not a good day to dump a bunch of new boxes on us.

However, as I went to do a little research (I try not to just trust my own intuitions), that didn’t seem to be a popular theory.

One suggestion was that Tuesday is otherwise a slow selling day…so it’s a way to bump up sales.

Another is that it gives you a chance to judge interest, and quick ship some more copies for the weekend.

Yet another was that you don’t want to do Mondays, because shipments might get delayed over the weekend.

Regardless, it makes sense to have one day of the week for a store. We would actually have more people working on Tuesday, so somebody could focus on the “receiving”. That’s harder than it sounds, because you have to check all the boxes you received to make sure they have the right books in the right quantities. Then, you have to get them on the shelves…which may mean pulling other books to be returned. You need somebody who is pretty sophisticated to take on the task.

For whatever reason, Tuesday became tradition…those reasons are probably largely obsolete now, and I’m guessing indies and e-book only releases don’t stick to it much. If a book is also coming out as a p-book, though, it’s going to be most commonly on Tuesdays, at least for a while.

I’ll be interested to see how To Kill a Mockingbird does!

What do you think? Do you have another story for “why Tuesdays?” Are you looking forward to any of these books in particular? Did I not mention one coming out that day that is your favorite? That might be because it blocked* text-to-speech access, by the way…there were a couple of big ones where that was the case, so I didn’t list them. Just two, though. Feel free to let me and my readers know what you think by commenting on this post.

* 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.

March 2014 Kindle book releases

February 25, 2014

March 2014 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.…

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 3,570 (at time of writing) March releases in the USA Kindle store:

March 2014 Releases USA Kindle store (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**.

The Finisher (at AmazonSmile)
by David Baldacci
pre-order for March 4

Since there is a free preview of this available, there are already reviews…and those are interesting (and I think the book is deceptively low-scored).

Baldacci is known for harder-edged adult books, like Absolute Power…and this is a dystopian young adult novel. Many of the customer reviews freely say that it isn’t their cup of tea…yet the professional reviewers quoted seem to like it. I’m not sure the preview was the best idea…and perhaps a pseudonym might have been in order. Oh, not to fool people, just to differentiate it…I’d be fine with “David Baldacci writing as…”

Aftershock (Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin) (at AmazonSmile)
by Sylvia Day
pre-order for March 11

One of the bestselling authors who…actually, I can stop right there. One of the bestselling authors. ;) Harlequin has had this business figured out for quite some time.

Night of the Hunter: Companions Codex, I (at AmazonSmile)
by R.A. Salvatore
pre-order for March 11

Salvatore has written a bunch of New York Times bestsellers…this is another Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms novel.

The Auschwitz Escape (at AmazonSmile)
by Joel C. Rosenberg
pre-order for March 18

Honestly, I’m having trouble with the concept of this one…a novel about escaping from Auschwitz. I don’t know how you do this without it seeming exploitative…but I’m open to the possibility.

A Circle of Wives (at AmazonSmile)
by Alice LaPlante
pre-order for March 4

The author teaches creative writing at Stanford, and this mystery is set in Palo Alto. “Lesson 1: write what you know.” ;)

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History) (at AmazonSmile)
by Eric H. Cline
pre-order for March 23

I love a book that tells me about something everybody knew at one point…but that I don’t know about now! It’s from Princeton University Press, so the scholarship should be good…but it also sounds enthralling. Let’s see, 1177 BC…it was the end of the world as who knew it? Bronze Age Egypt.

Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community (at AmazonSmile)
by Saul Austerlitz
pre-order for March 1

You say you are too into TV to care about ancient history like the last book? Well, you could be like me…and enjoy both. ;)

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance (The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance)
by Steven Kotler
pre-order for March 4

This is about extreme sports athletes (and apparently, psychology & counseling, according to the categories), but it looks like it might be inspirational for a lot of people. It reminds me a bit of Stan Lee’s Superhumans (at AmazonSmile) where Spider-Man’s creator sends out the world’s most flexible human to search for real-life superhumans…it’s on Prime streaming at no additional cost. It can be quite remarkable. As to this book: I can’t see that it has anything to do with \S/uperman, and if that’s the case, I find the title misleading…but that’s just me being geeky. ;)

As you can tell…March isn’t always a month with the most respected, bestselling books of the year. Still, you are going to read every day, right…right? Whew! You had me worried for a minute there. ;)

Enjoy!

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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! :) By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.

** 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.

September 2013 Kindle book releases

August 29, 2013

September 2013 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.

September is often a month when some of the biggest selling (and most prestigious) books of the year are released. The ones that might make great holiday gifts may be released in this month, which would give them time to build up steam in the old paper days…

Note: I’m preparing this ahead of time, and book release dates may change. It’s possible some of these will have already been released (not so likely) or may get delayed.

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 September releases in the USA Kindle store:

September 2013 USA Kindle store releases

As usual, I won’t be linking to books which block text-to-speech access blocked*.

W is for Wasted (KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY)
by Sue Grafton
pre-order for September 10

This is the 23rd in Grafton’s very popular “Alphabet Series” of mysteries.

Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945
by Rana Mitter
pre-order for September 10

Sounds like interesting non-fiction! We don’t often think about this dynamic of World War II.

Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel
by Lee Child
pre-order for September 3

Nobody stops Jack Reacher…not even Tom Cruise. ;) See, Cruise starred in the Jack Reacher movie, which sort of underperformed and…never mind. ;)

The Essential Atlas: Star Wars
by Daniel Wallace, Jason Fry
pre-order for September 24

This is official (from LucasBooks) and covers the movies, novels, videogames…and importantly, the Clone Wars TV series. For a surprising number of people, that last one is Star Wars to them…they see and fall in love with that before they ever see the movies. Good geek gift. :)

Thankless in Death
by J. D. Robb
pre-order for September 17

This is an Eve Dallas mystery…and according to the description, takes place in 2060. Does that make it science fiction as well?

Styxx (Dark-Hunter Novels)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
pre-order for September 3

I think this is the 23rd (!) novel in the Dark-Hunter series.

The Longest Ride
by Nicholas Sparks
pre-order for September 17

Soon to be a New York Times bestseller…and a movie, I presume? ;)

Steelheart
by Brandon Sanderson
pre-order for September 24

Sanderson is the popular author of the Mistborn series, and worked on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. This is a new series, and the description sounds intriguing.

Deadly Heat (Nikki Heat)
by Richard Castle
pre-order for September 17

Fiction by a fictional author…Castle is the eponymous character on the Castle TV series who writes fiction based on a real cop (who is actually a fictional cop on the same TV series). These books have been popular, even given that twisted provenance.

MaddAddam
by Margaret Atwood
pre-order for September 3

The conclusion to the MaddAddams dystopian trilogy…an earlier book in the series was shortlisted for the Booker prize.

The Mayan Secrets (A FARGO ADVENTURE)
by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
pre-order for September 3

* 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.


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