This past week, Amazon launched a new service called Kindle First. The Kindle First service gives customers access to Kindle books a month in advance of the release date. Amazon Publishing editors pick a few book titles each month from the most popular categories one month ahead of their official publication date and adds a note of recommendation along with behind-the-scenes information about the authors and stories.
Customers can pick one of the feature books each month for $1.99. Prime members can make a selection for free. Monthly e-mail alerts can be received that alerts them about the new Kindle First books. All of the Kindle First books gets added to the permanent Kindle library.
The Kindle First picks that debuted as part of the launch were Things We Set on Fire by Deborah Reed, No Place for a Dame by Connie Brockway, Silent Echo by J.R. Rain, and We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song by Gloria Gaynor.
“Prime just keeps getting better for our members, and any customer will find something interesting in our Kindle First picks,” stated Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “We also love that these amazing books by Amazon Publishing authors will get a chance to reach a much wider audience.”