Amazon launches Kindle First

2 October 2014

amazoninstant Amazon are to start offering customers early access to books via Kindle First.

Amazon Publishing will select four titles every month and Kindle First customers will be able to select one and download it for only 99p.

And if you're an Amazon Prime customer the deal is even better - you can download one book for free. Unless you hate reading or Amazon's idea of a good book.

Anwyay, you can join Kindle First for free, and you don't have to buy any of the titles, all you need to do is sign up to the monthly email.

October's book selection includes From the Cradle by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards, The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning, The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter by Craig Lancaster and My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni.

They all sound quite jolly, don't they?

It will also allow Amazon to shunt new titles in front of customers, although it may be seen as a bit unfair, seeing as they have the platform to flog books on their own devices , so understandably a lot of the big book companies are a bit sniffy about them.

Ultimately Kindle First has to get its act together and make sure it becomes a serious contender. Shoving books out for free and upsetting everyone in publishing isn't really an approach to be welcomed.

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