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Amazon is Now Giving Early Access to Kindle Books

kindlefirstAmazon has introduced a new program that gives readers early access to Kindle books a month in advance of their release date. The platform is called Kindle First. Every month, Amazon Publishing editors will choose a few titles from a variety of genres and release them a month in advance of their official publication date.

This month’s selections include: Things We Set on Fire by  Deborah ReedNo Place for a Dame by Connie BrockwaySilent Echo by J.R. Rain; and We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song by Gloria Gaynor. These titles are all available in advance exclusively through Kindle First, in advance of their December release dates.

Readers can buy these books for $1.99, and Prime members can get one for free. To find out more about this new offer, readers can sign up for Amazon’s Kindle First monthly email alert.

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Montlake Romance to Seek Agent Submitted Submissions

Amazon Publishing VP Jeff Belle explained that the bookseller’s new Montlake Romance imprint will accept agent-submitted manuscripts. “We’re looking for the highest quality stories, wherever they may come from,” he said.

Montlake Romance will publish its inaugural title, The Other Guy’s Bride by Connie Brockway, in November. Follow this link to download a digital copy of the book’s first three chapters.

In an interview with Publishers Weekly, Belle explained: “The acquisitions process includes agent-submitted unpublished works, in addition to the acquisition process we have established for our other imprints … Our acquisition process includes unpublished works, some of which we acquire through working with agents.”

(via Jane L)

Amazon Launches Fourth eBook Imprint ‘Montlake Romance’

Amazon will be launching its fourth imprint, Montlake Romance. Novelist Connie Brockway will start the imprint with her fall 2011 title, The Other Guy’s Bride.

Named after the Montlake neighborhood in Seattle, the imprint will publish romance titles from a range of sub-genres including suspense, contemporary, and historical.

eBookNewser linked to a statement from Amazon Publishing vice president Jeff Belle: “Romance is one of our biggest and fastest growing categories, particularly among Kindle customers, so we can’t wait to make The Other Guy’s Bride and other compelling titles available to romance fans around the world. We also know our customers enjoy genre fiction of all kinds, so we are busy building publishing businesses that will focus on additional genres as well.”