Kindle First options for May 2018 are here (six options)

It’s another month, and with it we have a new selection of Kindle First options for Prime members. As before, you can select one of the six available pre-release e-books and start reading it immediately. Almost all of these end up in Kindle Unlimited, so if you have a membership there (short term or longer term) you can eventually read them all.

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Kindle First options for April 2018 are here: pick 1 out of 6

One of the signs that a new month is here is the arrival of a fresh six packs of e-books under the Kindle First umbrella. Well, the new name is “Amazon First Reads” because they are actually “Hardcover First” but Prime members can get one of those six for FREE in the Kindle format…

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Kindle First choices for March 2018 are here!

Kindle First, now reborn as “Amazon First Reads” because the hardcovers come out before the ebooks for the general population, is back with another month of choices for Prime members. As before, six pre-release ebooks are available for Prime readers to select from. You get one for free and read it right away, while the rest of the universe waits for it until the beginning of the following month.

The twist that is making it “First Reads” is that you also (and definitely optionally) buy the hardcovers of these books for $10 or less…

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Kindle First choices for February 2018 are here!

February is here, and long before you celebrate Valentine’s or Chinese New Year, there’s a new round of Kindle First. Or as Amazon likes to call it now, “Amazon First Reads” because they changed how the program works. More specifically, they added to the program. The old way still continues, Prime members pick one out of six pre-release e-books for FREE and can start reading it right away. The addition is that you can also buy one of those books as …hardcover prints.

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Kindle First choices for January 2018 are here!

Happy New Year to one and all! 2018 is here and a new month means, among many other things, a reload of the free selections for Prime members through the Kindle First program, which is now rebranded as “Kindle First Reads”, because the new twist is that the pre-release e-books are also available for purchase as hardcovers before their ebook release. Confusing, I know 🙂

But as Prime members, we still get one of the six for FREE. The hardcovers are NOT free 🙂 As usual, you have until the end of the month to make a pick, so you can give them a few more days, so more customer reviews will get published. These can help you which decide book to pick, or which book(s) to avoid picking.

The options for January 2018 are:

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Kindle First rebrands to First Reads, still offers free one out of six

It’s a new month, it’s December 2017, and one of the many things a new month brings is a new installment of the Kindle First program, a benefit for Prime members that allows them to pick one “kinda pre-release” e-book from a choice of six, and read it right away. All these six e-books will be officially released January 1st in 2018 for everyone. Non-Prime members can purchase one of the six for $2.

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Kindle First November 2017 options are up!

Another month has arrived, and with it we have six more previously unreleased e-book choices for Prime members as part of the Kindle First program. As usual, you can pick one of the six for FREE and start reading it right now. The rest of the ebooks you can buy starting December 1st. Most of them will end up in Kindle Unlimited.

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New Kindle First Pick program: discounted hardcover for Prime members

Amazon is expanding their Kindle First program with a new twist – the new “Kindle First Pick” program that offers a new release book at a hardcover discount. You can find it at the top of the Kindle First page.

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Kindle First October 2017 options are up!

Prime members, your hard dollars at work! Good until October 31st in 2017, you can pick up one FREE pre-release e-book from a choice of six options as part of the Kindle First program. If you are not a Prime member, you can purchase one of the six for $2 and read it right away. If you need more than one, Prime or not, you have to wait until November 1st 2017 when all six of them will be released.

The October 2017 choices are:

  • “A Tangled Mercy: A Novel” by Joy Jordan-Lake in the … “Book Club” genre
  • “The House by the River” by Lena Manta, Gail Holst-Warhaft in Family Dramas
  • “Mark of Fire (The Endarian Prophecy Book 1)” by Richard Phillips in Fantasy
  • “The Unremembered Girl: A Novel” by Eliza Maxwell in Suspense
  • “The Extraditionist (A Benn Bluestone Thriller Book 1)” by Todd Merer in Legal Thrillers

As usual, there is no rush to pick up one right away. Since they are pre-release books, they don’t have reviews out of the gate. So you can wait for a couple of weeks until they get useful review profile. You have until 10/31/17 at 11:59pm to pick from these!

The September 2017 Kindle First e-book choices are UP

It’s that time of the month again! If you are a Prime member, a new selection of six pre-release e-books has been loaded to the Kindle First page. As before, during September 2017, you can select one of the six ebooks and read it right away for FREE!

You can do this at any point until September 30 (2017). Non-Prime members can buy one for $2. If you want more than one, you have to wait until October 1st (2017), when they will be released to the general population. Most of them end up in Kindle Unlimited, so that’s another way to read them.

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Kindle First choices for August 2017 are here

It’s that time again, a new month is born (August 2017), and that means, among many other things, that a new selection of ebooks are available as part of Amazon’s Kindle First program, another one of the many Prime Benefits.

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Kindle First Choices for July 2017 are up, pick 1 out of 6 as usual

It’s a new month, July 2017 is here! We are exactly at the half-way point towards New Year 2018! That’s right folks, time flies! This means, among many other things, a new selection of pre-release e-books have been loaded at the Kindle First page. As usual, Prime members get one FREE e-book from the choice of six, and you can read it right now.

All six e-books will be released August 1st, so if you like more than one, you can get them then. Almost all of these will be part of Kindle Unlimited, so if you are part of that program, you can read them for free when they get there.

So without further ado, here are the six options, one of which is a “Kindle in Motion” format which includes all kinds of multimedia but can still be read with ereaders (obviously without the features that require a touchscreen):

  • “Kings of Broken Things” by Theodore Wheeler in Literary Fiction
  • “A Beautiful Poison” by Lydia Kang in Historical Fiction
  • “Little Boy Lost” by J.D. Trafford in Thrillers
  • “Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1)” by Amy A. Bartol in Scifi
  • “Mrs. Saint and the Defectives: A Novel” by Julie Lawson Timmer in Contemporary Fiction
  • “The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed” by Scott Parazynski, Susy Flory in Memoirs – this is a “Kindle in Motion” multimedia format

KindleFirst choices for June 2017 are up: pick one of six as usual

Just like that, a new month has sneaked upon us, and that means, among many other things, that Prime members have a new selection of free pre-release e-books to pick from, as part of the Kindle First program.

So without further ado, here are the six choices for June 2017:

  • “Lost in Arcadia: A Novel” by Sean Gandert in Dystopian Fiction (because we always need more dystopia?)
  • “Wives of War” by Soraya M. Lane in Historical Fiction
  • “The Man of Legends” by Kenneth Johnson in Supernatural Thrillers
  • “Stillhouse Lake” in Psychological Thrillers by Rachel Caine
  • “The Man Who Could Be King: A Novel” by John Ripin Miller in Biographical Fiction
  • “Soho Dead (The Soho Series Book 1) by Greg Keen in Crime Fiction

None of the six “speaks to” right out of the bat, so I will wait a couple of weeks for customer reviews to pour in and use the reviews and overall scores as a guide 🙂

Choices for May 2017 Kindle First are up (pick one of six for FREE as Prime member)

May 2017 is here, and if you are a Prime member, this means you can get another brand new pre-release e-book for FREE! If you are not a Prime member, you buy one of the choices below for $2. The rest will become available June 1st and most likely will all be in Kindle Unlimited, so if you are a member of that program, you can just wait until June 🙂

So without further delay, here are the Kindle First choices for May 1st until the end of day on the 31st:

  • “North Haven” by Sarah Moriarty in Contemporary Fiction
  • “The Lioness of Morocco” by Julia Drosten, Christiane Galvani in Historical Fiction
  • “The Great Passage” by Shion Miura, Juliet Winters Carpenter in Lit Fiction
  • “The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1)” by Emily R. King in Fantasy
  • “The First Word” by Isley Robson in Romance
  • “Dead Certain: A Novel” by Adam Mitzner in Psychological Thrillers (already hammered in the early reviews)

My pick for this month is…

Book #2 is already scheduled to come out in September 2017, so you don’t have to wait for it like “The Winds of Winter” 🙂

April 2017 Kindle First Choices are out, pick one out of six

It’s a new month, and April Fools Day to boot, but this post is no Fools joke! It is a new selection of Kindle First e-books, where Prime members can select one of the six choices for FREE and also start reading them immediately. These are pre-release ebooks that will get released May 1st for most people. Non-Prime members can buy one of the six for $2 and read them right away as well.

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