There are plenty of well-known benefits of having an Amazon Prime membership, from free two-day shipping to Prime Video access, but one you may not have heard about before is the Amazon First Reads program. Every month, Amazon's publishing editors choose a handful of yet-to-be-released books from various genres and make them exclusively available to Amazon customers before anyone else! Prime members get the best end of the bargain here, as they're allowed to add any one of the books to their Kindle e-book library each month free of charge. If you're not a Prime member, you can still snag the book of your choice, though it'll cost you $1.99 for the Kindle version or up to $9.99 for a hardback copy.

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You can even start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime to snag one of these books for free; plus, that'll make your account eligible for all the rest of Prime's exclusive benefits for members.

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Amazon First Reads for October

Every month, Amazon spotlights unreleased books from various genres and gives Prime members free access to them before anyone else. Choose any pick in the selection for free with Prime or snag one without a membership for just $1.99!

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As with all Kindle e-books, Amazon First Reads can be read on your Kindle e-reader or using the free Kindle app that's available on devices like smartphones, tablets, and more. Not sure which Kindle to pick? Amazon has a guide to help you choose between the various models.

This October, Amazon has eight First Reads titles for you to choose from, including:

Head to Amazon now to learn more about these novels and make your pick while you can! Whichever one you choose is yours to keep forever whether you get it for free through Prime or pay the First Reads discounted price of $1.99 for non-members.

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