Today Amazon announced its new Kindle First program, which offers access to Kindle editions of select upcoming, new release books one month before print book release date. In addition, customers can purchase one Kindle First book each month at a discount price of just $1.99 and Amazon Prime members can choose one of the selected books each month for FREE! Whether purchased for $2 or downloaded for free, the book becomes a permanent part of the customer’s Kindle book library. From Amazon’s press release:
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Customers can read one of next month’s new releases today
Choose one title to read early for $1.99; Prime members choose one title for free
SEATTLE—(NASDAQ: AMZN)— November 1, 2013—Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the launch of Kindle First (www.amazon.com/kindlefirst), a new program that offers customers access to Kindle books a month in advance of their official release date.
Here’s how Kindle First 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.
· Customers 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.
· Customers can receive a monthly email alerting them of new Kindle First selections. Signup is free and there is no purchase obligation.
· All Kindle First books become part of your permanent Kindle library and can be read on any Kindle device and Kindle free reading apps.
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Click here to view this month’s Kindle First selections, and don’t forget to bookmark the page so you can check it every month!