Kindle First Brings Digital Books To E-Readers Before Release Date
Here's how it works: Each month, Amazon Publishing editors select several titles from Kindle’s most popular categories a month ahead of their official publication date, adding a note of recommendation and a behind-the-scenes look at the stories and the authors. From there, users can choose one of the featured books each month for $1.99. Prime members can make their selection for free – adding yet another benefit of Prime membership. Best of all? All Kindle First books become part of your permanent Kindle library and can be read on any Kindle device and Kindle free reading apps.
The debut Kindle First picks are Things We Set on Fire, by best-selling author Deborah Reed; No Place for a Dame, by best-selling romance author Connie Brockway; Silent Echo, by best-selling mystery author J.R. Rain; and We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song, by Grammy-award winning recording artist Gloria Gaynor. All books will be published in December but are available to Kindle First members starting today.
It all sounds quite lovely, really, but we're in need of one favor: anyone have a few extra hours to spare so we can actually sink back and enjoy a book?