Ever Heard of Kindle First?

Amazon keeps rolling out the book-related programs. I think Kindle First was launched late last year, I think. Anyway, have you heard of it? I randomly received an email some time ago that told me a little about the program and I jotted down a few words on my list of topics to blog.

What happens is the Amazon editors pick four books each month to have in the program. The books become available a month before the public has access. Rather than pre-ordering and waiting for release day, the price of each Kindle book is $1.99 for non-Prime members. Prime members can read two of the four books for free. The books are from four different genres. Thriller. Romance. Mystery. Historical Fiction. I’m not sure if the genres change or not. But that’s it. The books count as purchases and remain in your Kindle library. Everyone is limited to two of the four books each month.

What do you think? Want to read some books that you probably haven’t heard of a month before they’re released? I’m a Prime member, so I just might download two of the January books to see if I can make using the program a regular thing.

One last note, all four January books are in the top 30 in the Kindle store. One of them has over a thousand reviews already and its release day is February 1. Hmm.

You can get more information about the program and the January titles here.

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14 thoughts on “Ever Heard of Kindle First?

  1. This sounds great. I am a Prime member but I never received an email about this.

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  2. Just checked it out and it is not available in Canada. Booooooo. That’s racist.

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  3. I download a free book every month on the Kindle First program. Some of them are decent. The price is right.

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  4. Have fun with it, JG! I have been trying to get around to checking out the ones I have downloaded, but Life keeps getting in the way…. That and all the other books I can’t seem to finish (reading or writing)…..

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  5. I hadn’t even heard about this. Thanks for the info.

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  6. Yeah, it’s a great program! Not all the books are top-notch, but I’ve found some really interesting books that I, otherwise, would never have heard about!

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