Kindle First offers early access to new books, starting today

Kindle First
Amazon customers in the UK can now get themselves some early access

The Kindle First service has now launched in the UK. If you're an Amazon Prime member you'll be able to read one of four pre-release Kindle Books for free.

Every month the Amazon Publishing editors will select four books, letting you pick the one you want to read before its official release date.

You'll be able to read the books on any device with a Kindle reading app installed, or ereaders such as the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. While one early release book is free every month for Amazon Prime members, it doesn't mean you'll miss out on Kindle First if you're not subscribed.

The early bird catches the book worm

If you don't have an Amazon Prime account you will still be able to select one of the featured books each month, and you'll be able to buy it for just £0.99, still a considerable saving over the usual pre-order price.

This month's books you'll be able to choose from are 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.

These books have a release date of November 1, so if there's a title there that you can't wait to read, Kindle First might be just what you're looking for.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.