Up until very recently, I had not even considered pre-ordering a book.
But my opinion changed, and in the past couple of months I pre-ordered a few from Book Depository, namely:
- Lock In by John Scalzi (102 days to go)
- Revival by Stephen King (195 days to go)
- Disclaimer by Renée White (251 days to go).
So why did I change my mind?
1. Pre-ordered books are generally cheaper.
2. The fact that they won’t be out for at least a couple of months and that the (free) delivery itself takes a while makes it feel a little like christmas when you finally get the book.
3. Quite often the cover isn’t even disclosed, so that’s a surprise as well!
And before that, I preordered A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass: 100th Anniversary Edition by Lewis Carroll and Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman. I was very happy with all three.
Do you pre-order books as well?
Have you had any nasty experiences?
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