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May 2016 Kindle book releases

April 27, 2016

May 2016 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have largely returned to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 7,059 (at time of writing…a significant 846 more than last monh):

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

Of those, by the way, 1,119 (168 more than last month) 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 no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same.  This month, again, Kindle First titles dominate.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay, books!

  • Blood Defense (Samantha Brinkman Book 1) by Marcia Clark
  • Freedom of the Mask by Robert McCammon
  • Don’t Believe a Word by Patricia MacDonald
  • The Thief’s Daughter (The Kingfountain Series Book 2) by Jeff Wheeler (KU)
  • 15th Affair by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  • TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
  • Blood Flag: A Paul Madriani Novel by Steve Martini
  • 100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life by Joshua Prager and Milton Glaser
  • The Cthulhu Wars: The United States’ Battles Against the Mythos (Dark Osprey) by Kenneth Hite and Kennon Bauman
  • Kitten Kaboodle (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 20) by Kathi Daley
  • Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher
  • Murder Frames the Scene: A Hawai’i Mystery by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
  • Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children’s Learning by Lisa Murphy
  • The Emperor’s Revenge (The Oregon Files)by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
  • The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • D-Day (Time Patrol)May by Bob Mayer (KU)
  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye
  • Turner Classic Movies: The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter by Jeremy Arnold and Robert Osborne
  • Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky
  • The Sorcerer’s Daughter: The Defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  • The Brooklyn Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge by Ellen Freudenheim and Steve Hindy
  • The Strength of Sensitivity: Understanding Empathy for a Life of Emotional Peace & Balance by Kyra Mesich
  • Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines by Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby
  • J.J. Abrams: A Study in Genius: The Unofficial Biography by Neil Daniels
  • The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
  • The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb
  • The Drowned Detective by Neil Jordan
  • Workplace Research: Conducting small-scale research in organizations by Zina O’Leary and Jennifer S. Hunt
  • In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions by Paul J. Nahin
  • Stranger in the Mirror: The Scientific Search for the Self by Robert V. Levine
  • Steampunk Soldiers: The American Frontier (Open Book) by Philip Smith and Joseph A. McCullough
  • The Apartment by Danielle Steel
  • Archie 1000 Page Comics 75th Anniversary Bash (Archie 1000 Page Digests) by Archie Superstars
  • Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand
  • Holy Heroes: The Gospel According to DC & Marvel by Scott Bayles
  • The Fireman by Joe Hill

Feel free to suggest other books being released in May in the USA Kindle store. If you are the author, or are otherwise connected with the production or publishing of the book, I’d appreciate you saying so. That won’t stop me from publishing the comment, but it should be in your own words and not an ad.

Enjoy!

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! :)

** A Kindle/Fire with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books.

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.

April 2016 Kindle book releases

March 22, 2016

April 2016 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have largely returned to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 6,213 (at time of writing…eight more than last month):

April releases in the USA Kindle store (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of you choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 951 (27 more than last month) 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 no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same.  This month, again, Kindle First titles dominate.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay, books!

  • Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley and Lauren Castillo
  • Chains of Command (Frontlines Book 4) by Marko Kloos (KU)
  • Now That I’ve Found You (New York Sullivans #1) (The Sullivans Book 15) by Bella Andre
  • Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age by Jo Ann Jenkins
  • The Kasari Nexus (Rho Agenda Assimilation Book 1) by Richard Phillips
  • Aztec by Gary Jennings
  • They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age by Didier Ghez and Pete Docter
  • It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein
  • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
  • The Big Fear (Hollow City Series) by Andrew Case
  • Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas
  • Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee: From Scout to Go Set a Watchman by Charles J. Shields
  • Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier and Harvey Arden
  • The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh (and lots of other Wambaugh books)
  • Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
  • The New Space Opera by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner: Stories by Alan Sillitoe
  • Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill
  • Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu
  • More Than a Season: Building a Championship Culture by Dayton Moore and Matt Fulks
  • The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin
  • Aimee & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer
  • Mom Candy: 1,000 Quotes of Inspiration for Mothers by Jena Pincott
  • Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama by Sam Leith
  • Inventing The Middle Ages by Norman F. Cantor
  • Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
  • Sister Light, Sister Dark (The Great Alta Saga) by Jane Yolen

Feel free to suggest other books being released in April in the USA Kindle store in March. If you are the author, or are otherwise connected with the production or publishing of the book, I’d appreciate you saying so. That won’t stop me from publishing the comment, but it should be in your own words and not an ad.

Enjoy!

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! :)

** A Kindle/Fire with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books.

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 2016 Kindle book releases

February 21, 2016

March 2016 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have largely returned to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 6,205 (at time of writing) February releases in the USA Kindle store:

March 2016 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 924 (more than 100 more than last month) 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 no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same.  This month, again, Kindle First titles dominate.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay, books!

  • Crossing the Kingdom: Portraits of Saudi Arabia by Loring M. Danforth
  • Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel
  • Wonder Woman: War of the Gods by George Pérez and Jill Thompson
  • Predator: A Crossbow Novel by Wilbur Smith
  • Healthy Woman, Healthy Life: A Woman’s Book of Healing by Gary Null and Amy McDonald
  • The Old Republic Series: Star Wars 4-Book Bundle: Fatal Alliance, Deceived, Revan, Annihilation by Sean Williams and Paul S. Kemp
  • Dead as a Dinosaur (The Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries) by Frances Lockridge and Richard Lockridge
  • A Murderous Mind: A Naomi Blake British Mystery (A Naomi Blake Mystery) by Jane A. Adams
  • Making Out in the Mainstream: GLAAD and the Politics of Respectability by Vincent Doyle
  • Quarry’s Vote (Hardcase Crime) by Max Allan Collins
  • Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin by William Zimmerman
  • Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better by Sara Moulton
  • Magic: An Occult Primier (sic) by David Conway
  • The Gangster (Isaac Bell Series Book 9) by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
  • Bitcoin Essentials by Albert Szmigielski
  • The Town and the City by Jack Kerouac
  • And Then There Were Nuns: League of Literary Ladies by Kylie Logan
  • Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize: A Victorian Mystery by Emily Brightwell
  • Ringworld’s Children and Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
  • Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa (Translation/Transnation) by Mark Sanders
  • In Defense of the Princess: How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams Can Inspire Smart, Strong Women by Jerramy Fine
  • Hard-Boiled Anxiety: The Freudian Desires of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Their Detectives by Karen Karydes
  • And the Sun Stood Still by Dava Sobel
  • London’s Glory: The Lost Cases of Bryant & May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit by Christopher Fowler
  • The Ninth Life: A new cat mystery series (A Blackie and Care Cat Mystery) by Clea Simon
  • The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television by Tricia Jenkins
  • Tales of the Dying Earth: Including ‘The Dying Earth,’ ‘The Eyes of the Overworld,’ ‘Cugel’s Saga,’ and ‘Rhialto…by Jack Vance
  • After Strange Texts: The Role of Theory in the Study of Literature by Gregory S. Jay and David L. Miller
  • The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters by Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray
  • What If the Queen Should Die? by John-Paul Flintoff
  • Restricted Access: Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation (Postmillennial Pop) by Elizabeth Ellcessor
  • The Mayans Among Us: Migrant Women and Meatpacking on the Great Plains by Ann L. Sittig and Martha Florinda González
  • Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education by William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson
  • Guns of Special Forces 2001 – 2015 by Leigh Neville
  • Wisdom’s Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University by James Axtell
  • A Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization by Barbara Katz Rothman
  • Sexual Politics by Kate Millett and Catharine A. MacKinnon
  • The Will and the Deed by Ellis Peters
  • Fragile Elite: The Dilemmas of China’s Top University Students (Anthropology of Policy) by Susanne Bregnbaek
  • A Fatal Inheritance: A Celtic historical mystery set in 16th century Ireland (A Burren Mystery) by Cora Harrison
  • Baseball’s Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture by Krister Swanson
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center (Images of Modern America) by Mark A. Chambers and Michael Curie
  • The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television by Tricia Jenkins
  • In Pursuit of Wild Edibles: A Forager’s Tour by Jeffrey Greene
  • Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige (American Music) by Danny Alexander
  • Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies (Performance and Science: Interdisciplinary…by Rhonda Blair and Amy Cook
  • Presidential Power: Theories and Dilemmas by John P. Burke
  • Next of Kin: A Sarah Quinn police procedural (A Sarah Quinn Mystery) by Maureen Carter
  • The Rarest Bird in the World: The Search for the Nechisar Nightjar by Vernon R L Head
  • A Murderous Mind: A Naomi Blake British Mystery (A Naomi Blake Mystery) by Jane A. Adams
  • New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media by Dal Yong Jin
  • World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 by BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Playdate: Parents, Children and the New Expectations of Play by Tamara R. Mose
  • Ctrl + Z: The Right to Be Forgotten by Meg Leta Jones
  • Three Years in Wonderland: The Disney Brothers, C. V. Wood, and the Making of the Great American Theme Park by Todd James Pierce
  • The Misfit Mission: How to Change the World with Surprises, Interruptions, and All the Wrong People by Scott Chrostek
  • Becoming Nature: Learning the Language of Wild Animals and Plants by Tamarack Song
  • Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter by Tim Hanley
  • The War on Leakers: National Security and American Democracy, from Eugene V. Debs to Edward Snowden by Lloyd C. Gardner
  • The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker
  • American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good by Colin Woodard
  • The Steel Kiss (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery Deaver
  • Private Paris by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
  • Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English by Rebecca Gowers
  • The Killing Game: Martyrdom, Murder, and the Lure of ISIS by Mark Bourrie
  • The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy…by David Priess and George H. W. Bush
  • The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel
  • They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age by Didier Ghez and Pete Docter

Hmm…I have to say, my choices this time feel non-fiction heavy! Feel free to suggest other books being released in March in the USA Kindle store in March. If you are the author, or are otherwise connected with the production or publishing of the book, I’d appreciate you saying so. That won’t stop me from publishing the comment, but it should be in your own words and not an ad.

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! :) 

** A Kindle/Fire with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books.

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.

n 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 2016 Kindle book releases

January 22, 2016

February 2016 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have largely returned to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 5,405 (at time of writing) February releases in the USA Kindle store:

2016 February USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 837 are in

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

That’s a higher percentage…there are 317 fewer books overall, but 90 more KU.

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 no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same. This time, we are back to them dominating the top…although Identical Disaster by C.M.  Owens breaks the streak by being the third one listed.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay, books!

  • The God’s Eye View by Barry Eisler (KU)
  • The Billionaire’s Touch (The Sinclairs Book 3) by J. S. Scott (KU)
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg
  • Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen by Richard Roberts (KU)
  • Lightning Lingers (Lightning Strikes Book 2) by Barbara Freethy
  • Over You (A Mr. Darcy Valentine’s Romance Novel) by H.M. Ward and L.G. Castillo
  • The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
  • A Shade of Vampire 23: A Flight of Souls by Bella Forrest KU
  • Will’s True Wish (True Gentlemen) by Grace Burrowes
  • My New Teacher and Me! by (“Weird”) Al Yankovic and Wes Hargis
  • The Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice
  • The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross
  • Social Media Made Me Rich: Here’s How it Can do the Same for You by Matthew Loop
  • Gladstone’s Games to Go: Verbal Volleys, Coin Contests, Dot Deuls, and Other Games for Boredom-Free Days by Jim Gladstone
  • Brotherhood in Death: In Death by J. D. Robb
  • The Book of the Beast (The Secret Books of Paradys) by Tanith Lee
  • The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace by Pedram Shojai
  • The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers by Joseph Hickman and Jesse Ventura
  • Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music by Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger
  • Cometh the Hour (Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer
  • Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka by John Gimlette
  • Jane and the Waterloo Map (Being a Jane Austen Mystery) by Stephanie Barron
  • How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life by Ruth Goodman
  • Land of Shadows: A Medieval Mystery (Medieval Mysteries Book 12) by Priscilla Royal
  • Baseball Prospectus 2016 by Sam Miller and Jason Wojciechowski
  • Calamity (The Reckoners) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Starflight by Melissa Landers
  • Dining at The Ravens: Over 150 Nourishing Vegan Recipes from the Stanford Inn by the Sea by Jeff Stanford and Joan Stanford
  • Breakdown: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner and David Fisher
  • Blood In Her Veins: Nineteen Stories From the World of Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter
  • The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It by David A Carbonell and Sally M. Winston

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! :) 

** A Kindle/Fire with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books.

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.

n 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.

January 2016 Kindle book releases

December 26, 2015

January 2016 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have largely returned to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 5,722 (at time of writing) January releases in the USA Kindle store:

January 2016 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 747 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 no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same. This time, the top four are Kindle First picks…when last time they weren’t.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me:you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay, books!

  • Feverborn: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning
  • Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time omnibus by Scott and David Tipton (and others)
  • The Great Train Massacre: Matt Jensen The Last Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
  • We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think: Selected Essays by Shirley Hazzard
  • Pulitzer’s Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism by Roy J. Harris
  • Building a Recommendation Engine with Scala by Ansari, Saleem A.
  • Scandalous Behavior (A Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods
  • The Chicken and the Quetzal: Incommensurate Ontologies and Portable Values in Guatemala’s Cloud Forest by Paul Kockelman
  • Batman: Gotham City’s Guardian (Backstories) by Matthew Manning
  • The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing by Roy Peter Clark
  • Perry Rhodan Lemuria 4: The First Immortal by Leo Lukas
  • The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux, Second Edition by James O. Gump
  • L.A. Math: Romance, Crime, and Mathematics in the City of Angels by James D. Stein
  • The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of Japanese Comics by Casey Brienza
  • The Power Of Soft: How to get what you want without being a **** by Hilary Gallo
  • Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
  • The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics (Postmillennial Pop) by Ramzi Fawaz
  • Missing Woman (The Albert Samson Mysteries) by Michael Z. Lewin
  • Innovation the Cleveland Clinic Way: Powering Transformation by Putting Ideas to Work by Thomas Graham
  • A Pocket Full of Lies (Star Trek: Voyager) by Kirsten Beyer
  • Blood and Steel: Throne of the Caesars: Book II by Harry Sidebottom
  • The Movie Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) by DK
  • NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football by Johnny Anonymous
  • Cheech Wizard’s Book of Me by Vaughn Bode
  • Dog Soldiers: Love, loyalty and sacrifice on the front line by Isabel George
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives by David M. Levy
  • Keeper of the Stars (A King’s Meadow Romance Book 3) by Robin Lee Hatcher
  • How To Be Great: From Cleopatra to Churchill – Lessons from History’s Greatest Leaders by James Adonis
  • What Is a World?: On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature by Pheng Cheah
  • Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World by Al Pittampalli
  • Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics by Rick Shenkman
  • Scarlet Widow by Graham Masterton
  • DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal: A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best by Kristine Smith
  • Spice Yourself Slim: Harness the power of spices for health, wellbeing and weight-loss by Kalpna Woolf
  • National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th edition by National Geographic and Phil Schermeister
  • Paddington at Large by Michael Bond and Peggy Fortnum
  • My Time With The Kings: A Reporter’s Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement by Kathryn Johnson
  • Warriors of the Storm: A Novel (Saxon Tales) by Bernard Cornwell
  • The Case of the Fickle Mermaid: A Brothers Grimm Mystery (Brothers Grimm Mysteries) by P. J. Brackston
  • Sage’s Eyes (Forbidden) by V.C. Andrews
  • The Time of Their Lives: The Golden Age of Great American Book Publishers, Their Editors, and Authors by Al Silverman
  • Pugs of the Frozen North (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
  • Lanny Budd novels by Upton Sinclair
  • Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye by Michael Shermer
  • The Gilded Age of Sport: 1945-1960 by Herbert Warren Wind
  • The Bands of Mourning: A Mistborn Novel by Brandon Sanderson
  • Why We Snap: Understanding the Rage Circuit in Your Brain by Douglas Fields
  • A Geek in Thailand: Discovering the Land of Golden Buddhas, Pad Thai and Kickboxing by Kenneth Barrett
  • Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
  • Doom of the Dragon (Dragonships of Vindras) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  • UFO Hunters Book Two by William J. Birnes
  • The Regulators by Stephen King (and a bunch of others by King, including Cujo, Firestarter…even Thinner)
  • Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
  • Be You. Do Good.: Having the Guts to Pursue What Makes You Come AliveJan 12, 2016 | Kindle eBook
    by Jonathan David Golden and Bob Goffe You. Do Good.: Having the Guts to Pursue What Makes You Come Alive by Jonathan David Golden and Bob Goff
  • Warriors 1 by Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin
  • The Big Bucket List Book: 133 Experiences of a Lifetime by Gin Sander
  • NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior by Eliezer Sternberg
  • NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
  • John J. Nance novels
  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George and John Schoenherr
  • Stephen Becker novels
  • Next Generation Paper Airplanes: (Downloadable Material Included) by Sam Ita
  • The Sentinel by Jeffrey Konvitz (basis for the 1977 movie)
  • Max Shulman novels (including Dobie Gillis)
  • Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat (Part Two) by Alex Cain and Terry McCusker
  • Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum (yes, that David McCallum, the actor)
  • The Book of the Month: Sixty Years of Books in American Life by Al Silverman
  • When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton
  • Teen Frankenstein: High School Horror by Chandler Baker
  • Harlequin Heartwarming January 2016 Box Set: When Love Matters Most\A Boy to Remember\The Missing Twin\Under the…by Kate James and Cynthia Thomason
  • What Decade Do You Belong In? (Best Quiz Ever) by Brooke Rowe
  • Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author by Herman Wouk
  • The World’s Your Stage: How Performing Artists Can Make a Living While Still Doing What They Love by William Baker and Warren C. Gibson
  • Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science by John Gribbin and Michael White
  • This Census-Taker by China Mieville
  • Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature by Meredith Maran
  • Better Call Saul: The World According to Saul Goodman by David Stubbs
  • Hollow City: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs
  • Radioactive!: How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conkling
  • Trouble’s Child by Mildred Pitts Walter
  • The Mammoth Book of Kaiju by Sean Wallace
  • Barbie Spy Squad Big Golden Book (Barbie Spy Squad) by Mary Tillworth
  • All the Conspirators by Christopher Isherwood
  • Geek Girl: Picture Perfect by Holly Smale
  • Does the Yeti Exist? (Top Secret!) by Nick Hunter
  • Kingdom Come: An Elizabeth Harris Mystery by Jane Jensen
  • Study Hall of Justice (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #1) by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen
  • The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny by Justin Hill and Wang Dulu
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  • Pawn’s Gambit: And Other Stratagems by Timothy Zahn
  • The Jack Reacher Field Manual: An Unofficial Companion to Lee Child’s Reacher Novels by George Beahm
  • Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Timbuktu: The Missing Years by Vasudev Murthy
  • Earnest by Kristin Von Kreisler
  • Choose Your Own Misery: The Office Adventure by Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon

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! :) 

** A Kindle/Fire with text-to-speech can read any text downloaded to it…unless that access is blocked by the publisher inserting code into the file to prevent it. That’s why you can have the device read personal documents to you (I’ve done that). I believe that this sort of access blocking disproportionately disadvantages the disabled, although I also believe it is legal (provided that there is at least one accessible version of each e-book available, however, that one can require a certification of disability). For that reason, I don’t deliberately link to books which block TTS access here (although it may happen accidentally, particularly if the access is blocked after I’ve linked it). I do believe this is a personal decision, and there  are legitimate arguments for purchasing those books.

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.

n 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.

October 2015 Kindle book releases

September 24, 2015

October 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 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 7,179 (at time of writing…263 more than last month.) October releases in the USA Kindle store:

October 2015 USA Kindle Store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 1,153 (86 more than last month) are in

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

about 1% (about 1% more than last month).

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 no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same. This time, the top four are not the Kindle First picks…when last month they were.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay…books!

  • Departure by A.G. Riddle
  • Man’s Search For Meaning, Gift Edition by Viktor E. Frankl and Harold S. Kushner
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Saga Deluxe Edition by Frank Miller
  • Esperanza Renace by Pam Munoz Ryan and Nuria Molinero
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell
  • Salt (The Last Flotilla Book 1) by Colin F. Barnes (KU)
  • The Promise of Provence (Love in Provence Book 1) by Patricia Sands (KU)
  • The Complete Walt Disney World 2016: The Definitive Disney Handbook by Julie Neal and Mike Neal (KU)
  • I Stink! by Kate McMullan and Jim McMullan
  • Motor City Shakedown (A Bright & Fletcher Mystery) by Jonathan Watkins
  • Crisis On Infinite Earths 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
  • How to Ace Calculus: The Streetwise Guide by Colin Adams and Abigail Thompson
  • Kissing Mr. Right by Michelle Major
  • Resilience from the Heart: The Power to Thrive in Life’s Extremes by Gregg Braden
  • A Gift from Bob: How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas by James Bowen
  • Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze by Peter Harmsen
  • Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares
  • Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life by Thom Shea
  • Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by A. Douglas Stone
  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise by Chris Taylor
  • Quarry by Max Allan Collins
  • Detective by Arthur Hailey
  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Penguin Christmas Classics) by L. Frank Baum (public domain, so available in other editions for free)
  • Quartet in Autumn: Picador Classic by Barbara Pym and Alexander McCall Smith
  • Wizard’s Hall by Jane Yolen
  • The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories by Etgar Keret
  • After Alice by Gregory Maguire (author of Wicked)
  • Lassie Come-Home 75th Anniversary Edition by Eric Knight and Marguerite Kirmse
  • Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley
  • Stress: Living and Working in a Changing World by George Manning and Kent Curtis
  • Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) by Betsy Maestro and Loretta Krupinski
  • Flamingo Diner by Sherryl Woods
  • Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
  • Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics (Princeton Science Library) by A. Zee and Roger Penrose
  • Bridge Builders: How Superb Communicators Get What They Want in Business and in Life by Maria Keckler
  • A Banquet of Consequences: A Lynley Novel (Inspector Lynley Book 19) by Elizabeth George

Hm…that turned out to be a seemingly geek heavy selection.:) That’s not intentional on my part…maybe they are becoming more popular? It is more likely I spot those, though. I also noticed more “gift editions”. It’s the season for that, of course…

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.

September 2015 Kindle book releases

August 23, 2015

September 2015 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have started to return to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 6,916 (at time of writing…1,932 more than last month. That makes sense, though…September is getting into the holiday season as far as book releases go) September releases in the USA Kindle store:

September 2015 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 1,067 (279 more than last month) are in

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

about 15% (about 1% fewer than last month).

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

In the past several  months, the top four had been the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month.

Amazon no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same. Last month, the top four weren’t Kindle First…this time, they are (again). There’s also a link that identifies them as Kindle First books, and will take you to that page. It’s an interesting choice, on Amazon’s part. I like curation, generally, but I think of Amazon’s book search results based on impartial data, but that’s not the case any more.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay…books!

  • The Keeper (Vega Jane, Book 2) by David Baldacci
  • Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Driving Heat (Nikki Heat Book 7) by Richard Castle
  • Archmage (Homecoming) by R. A. Salvatore
  • Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
  • Big Nate: Welcome to My World (AMP! Comics for Kids) by Lincoln Peirce
  • The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney and Jo Beverley
  • Hunter by Mercedes Lackey
  • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray and Phil Noto
  • The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan by Ian Buruma
  • Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas by Edward Klein
  • Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama by Doreen Virtue
  • Batman Vol. 7: Endgame by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
  • Sweet Caress by William Boyd
  • Purity: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
  • Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design by Perry Marshall
  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz
  • You Win in the Locker Room First: The 7 C’s to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Lifeby Jon Gordon and Mike Smith
  • The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman
  • Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point series) by Robyn Carr
  • Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  • The Bark Before Christmas (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 18) by Laurien Berenson
  • Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases by Cory Franklin, MD
  • The White Ghost (Billy Boyle World War II Mystery Book 10) by James R. Benn
  • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner
  • The Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
  • Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years by Thomas Mallon
  • The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire by WikiLeaks and Julian Assange
  • The Gifted Puppy Program: 40 Games, Activities, and Exercises to Raise a Brilliant, Happy Dog by Laurie Leach
  • Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
  • Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them by Nancy Marie Brown
  • Undercover by Danielle Steel
  • The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story by Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse
  • The Quotable Feynman by Richard P. Feynman and Michelle Feynman

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.

August 2015 Kindle book releases

July 20, 2015

August 2015 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have started to return to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 4,984 (at time of writing…more than 200 more than last month) August releases in the USA Kindle store:

August 2015 USA Kindle Store Releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 788 (114 more than last month) are in

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

about 16% (almost 3% fewer than last month).

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

In the past several  months, the top four had been the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month.

Amazon no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same. Yes, the top book is a Kindle First book, but they aren’t the top four. It’s an interesting choice, on Amazon’s part. I like curation, generally, but I think of Amazon’s book search results based on impartial data, but that’s not the case any more.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay…books!

  • X (Kinsey Millhone Book 24) by Sue Grafton
  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes (A Percy Jackson and the Olympians Guide) by Rick Riordan and John Rocco
  • Herculean (Cerberus Group Book 1) by Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis
  • Invisible by Jennifer Rothschild
  • Fool’s Quest: Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy by Robin Hobb
  • Immortal Guardians (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 1) by Eliot Schrefer
  • The End of All Things (Old Man’s War Book 6) by John Scalzi
  • The Phoenix of Destiny (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy) by Geronimo Stilton
  • The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
  • The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Applied Minds: How Engineers Think by Guru Madhavan
  • Wind/Pinball: Two novels by Haruki Murakami and Ted Goossen
  • Edge of Darkness by Christine Feehan and Maggie Shayne
  • Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism by Slavoj Zizek
  • Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
  • The Thinker’s Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition) by Peter E. Meltzer
  • Coming of Age at the End of Days by Alice LaPlante
  • The Murderer’s Daughter: A Novel by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War by Raghu Karnad
  • Iron Wolf: A Novel by Dale Brown
  • Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books by Michael Dirda
  • Irona 700 by Dave Duncan
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  • New Methods for Crochet Socks by Rohn Strong
  • NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman
  • We Install: And Other Stories by Harry Turtledove
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine by James Lovegrove
  • Latest Readings by Clive James
  • Midnight on the Mississippi (Secrets of the South Mysteries) by Mary Ellis
  • Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter Novels Book 19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Frodo’s Journey: Discover the Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings by Joseph Pearce
  • Of Goats & Governors: Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories by Steve Flowers and Edwin Bridges
  • The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best by Brandon Webb and John David Mann
  • The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie
  • Dog Years: Faithful Friends, Then & Now by Amanda Jones
  • Archie 1000 Page Comics Jam (Archie 1000 Page Digests) by Archie Superstars
  • May Sarton: A Self-Portrait by May Sarton
  • Windows 10: The Personal Trainer (The Personal Trainer for Technology) by William Stanek
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles
  • Horror Show by Greg Kihn
  • The Face That Changed It All: A Memoir by Beverly Johnson and André Leon Talley
  • The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan
  • Death at Hungerford Stairs: Charles Dickens & Superintendent Jones InvestigateAug 15, 2015 | Kindle eBook
    by J C Briggs

Well, again…quite the mix! It’s particularly interesting to see some famous “backlist” novels: Never Cry Wolf and The Bell Jar. There were also quite a few Ellery Queen books and Mr. Moto books.

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! :) 

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 2015 Kindle book releases

June 22, 2015

July 2015 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have started to return to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 4,770 (at time of writing…more than 500 fewer than last month) July releases in the USA Kindle store:

July 2015 USA Kindle Store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 902 (about fifty more than last month) are in

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

about 19% (almost 3% more than last month…a combination of fewer overall books  and more KU books).

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

In the past several  months, the top four had been the

Kindle First (at AmazonSmile)

picks for this month.

Amazon no longer does the “New and Popular” search as a default, but does “Featured”. Presumably, a human being picks those titles in some way…and the list is clearly not the same. Yes, the top book is a Kindle First book, but they aren’t the top four. It’s an interesting choice, on Amazon’s part. I like curation, generally, but I think of Amazon’s book search results based on impartial data, but that’s not the case any more.

The other thing is that some of those Kindle Unlimited titles are way up on the list. I’m concerned (and I’ve alerted Amazon about it) that people are confused: they think they are pre-ordering a KU borrow, when they are actually pre-ordering a purchase. In other words, they may be thinking they’ll get the book at no additional cost, and actually be charged for it. Amazon has confirmed for me: you can not pre-order a borrow from KU.

Okay…books!

  • Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion by Paul T. Jaeger and Natalie Greene Taylora
  • Never Die Alone (A Bentz/Montoya Novel Book 8) by Lisa Jackson
  • From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, 1950-2000 by Bob Leszczak
  • Words and Rules: The Ingredients Of Language (Science Masters Series) by Steven Pinker
  • Adapting Science Fiction to Television: Small Screen, Expanded Universe (Science Fiction Television) by Max Sexton and Malcolm Cook
  • Ideal by Ayn Rand
  • The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán
  • William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) by Ian Doescher
  • Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film by Nicholas G. Schlegel
  • Down Among the Dead Men (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery) by Peter Lovesey
  • The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: A Nomad Memory by Jon Curley and Burt Kimmelman
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 1 by Peter J. Tomasi and Bogdanovic,Viktor
  • Animal Creativity and Innovation (Explorations in Creativity Research) by Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman
  • The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward
  • Nemesis (FBI Thriller, An Book 19) by Catherine Coulter
  • Speaking in Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Book 18) by Kathy Reichs
  • Brush Back (V.I. Warshawski Novels Book 17) by Sara Paretsky
  • Morna’s Legacy (Box Set #2): Scottish Time Travel Romances (Morna’s Legacy Series) by Bethany Claire
  • Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More by Dianne Jacob
  • Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era (Culture, Labor, History) by Shannon King
  • National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books by Elizabeth Carney
  • The New Adventures of Ellery Queen (and a number of other Ellery Queen books) by Ellery Queen
  • How Memory Works–and How to Make It Work for You by Robert Madigan
  • Deliberate Receiving: Finally, the Universe Makes Some Freakin’ Sense! by Melody Fletcher
  • The Science of Conjecture by James Franklin
  • Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years by Geoff  Johns and Roy Thomas
  • Real People and the Rise of Reality Television by Michael McKenna
  • A Heritage of Stars by Clifford D. Simak
  • Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years by Michael E. Newton
  • The Cthulhu Wars: The United States’ Battles Against the Mythos (Dark) by Kenneth Hite
  • Naked Greed (Stone Barrington)Jul 14, 2015 | Kindle eBook
    by Stuart Woods

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.

June 2015 Kindle book releases

May 22, 2015

June 2015 Kindle book releases

While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do.

I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.…

However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just that Amazon couldn’t control it. We have started to return to the Agency Model, but Amazon is allowed to discount in some circumstances.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular of the pre-orders…I’m just going to list ones that catch my eye. Since we might not agree on that, here’s a link to the 5,519 (at time of writing) June releases in the USA Kindle store:

June 2015 USA Kindle store releases (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

Of those, by the way, 858 are in

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

about 16% (a bit lower than last month).

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 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 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!

  • The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Series Book 3) by Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America by Mary Higgins Clark and Lee Child
  • Connect: The Secret LinkedIn Playbook To Generate Leads, Build Relationships, And Dramatically Increase Your Sales by Josh Turner
  • Dirty Boys of Summer: Alphas, Billionaires, Bikers, and Jocks by Gennifer Albin and Evangeline Anderson (keep your eye open for this sort of thing…more than ten books in an omnibus for ninety-nine cents. I’m seeing more than just this one)
  • Tom Clancy Under Fire (A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel) by Grant Blackwood
  • In Plain Sight (Sisterhood) by Fern Michaels
  • Finders Keepers: A Novel by Stephen King
  • Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World H*llhole by Ann Coulter
  • The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Power of Meow by David Michie
  • Isn’t That Rich?: Life Among the 1 Percent by Richard Kirshenbaum and Michael Gross
  • Some Were In Time: Shift Happens Book Two by Robyn Peterman
  • Target Israel by Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson
  • The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3) by Jeffrey Brown
  • Downton Tabby (The Pampered Pets Series) by Sparkle Abbey
  • The Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm by Max Beerbohm and Phillip Lopate
  • No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness by Michelle Segar
  • The Gentle Art of Murder: Dorothy Martin investigates (A Dorothy Martin Mystery) by Jeanne M. Dams
  • The Cost of Courage by Charles Kaiser
  • Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War by P. W. Singer and August Cole
  • The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth about Ghosts, Aliens, Mysterious Beings and the Deepest Longings of Your…by Timothy J. Dailey
  • Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran by Nina Ansary
  • Margery Allingham’s Mr Campion’s Fox: A brand-new Albert Campion mystery written by Mike Ripley by Mike Ripley
  • The English Spy by Daniel Silva
  • Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajari
  • The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes by Zach Dundas
  • The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye by John Parrington
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison
  • A Stolen Childhood: A dark past, a terrible secret, a girl without a future by Casey Watson
  • Storm and Steel (The Book of the Black Earth) by Jon Sprunk
  • Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Gary D Chapman
  • Blood Sisters (Katie Maguire) by Graham Masterton
  • Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
  • Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos

Well, again…quite the mix!

June 1st also marks the publication of one of my siblings’ first novel:

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

Fascinating to watch how it’s doing as we get within ten days! Reviews from “regular readers” (as opposed to well-known authors and such) have started to show up at Amazon. Those will be from people who were part of the crowd sourcing campaign, who got the book pre-release. We were talking about it yesterday, and I mentioned that I don’t think I can fairly review it (given the relationship). Oh, I think I’d do okay at separating myself, but I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to do it.:)

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.


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