U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-03-2020, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
10,879 posts, read 6,947,087 times
Reputation: 18783

Advertisements

I've got a couple:

10-27-20 release The Sentinel (Jack Reacher #25), Lee Child

10-10-20 release The Law of Innocence (Mickey Haller #7), Michael Connelly amazon
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-03-2020, 07:46 AM
 
Location: East Coast
3,836 posts, read 2,363,627 times
Reputation: 5861
I rarely pre-order, as it seems like on amazon, the price drops shortly after the publication date, or I can get it at Costco for slightly less money. Also, I joined Book of the Month club, and their choices for the month are usually pre-publication, so if there is a book I want and it is one of their choices, I can get it earlier and cheaper. (I was hemming and hawing at Lawrence Wright's new book, The End of October, and it kept alternating between my cart and my 'save for later' cart, and then BOTM had it, so I got if for $9.99. Yay!

Book prices have inched upward in the last few years. Generally, I don't want to pay more than $15 for a book, and really, if it is a novel, I want to pay closer to 10. So if I can't find it for the price I want, I wait. The prices almost always come down -- in about 6 months I can almost always find the book in the remainder or secondary market for less than my maximum preferred price. If I really want to read it before I can get it inexpensively, I'll read it at the library.

It's very rare that I'll bite the bullet and buy a book I really want at or near release day if the prices is higher than I want. I do give in occasionally, but not too often. I've unfortunately had too many experiences where I just HAD to have the book as soon as it came out, and then by the time I got around to reading it, it was readily available at a low price. I did recently buy Hidden Valley Road, and I read it as soon as I got it. It was much more money than I usually spend on a book, but I bought it through my local bookstore's online option since I wanted to support them. So that was how I justified it -- the price beyond what I really wanted to pay I kind of considered a donation to them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-03-2020, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
338 posts, read 119,885 times
Reputation: 984
I preordered and just got the latest Hunger Game Book, The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes. No other preorders in my future.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-03-2020, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
10,879 posts, read 6,947,087 times
Reputation: 18783
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicagoliz View Post
I rarely pre-order, as it seems like on amazon, the price drops shortly after the publication date
Pre-order Price Guarantee: they will (and do) refund the price difference when it drops.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-04-2020, 09:57 AM
 
Location: East Coast
3,836 posts, read 2,363,627 times
Reputation: 5861
Quote:
Originally Posted by oeccscclhjhn View Post
Pre-order Price Guarantee: they will (and do) refund the price difference when it drops.
Only, though, if it drops before shipping. I don't think they refund if it's after it's already shipped.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2020, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
10,879 posts, read 6,947,087 times
Reputation: 18783
Just requested our library order David Baldacci's new Altee Pine (#3) novel Daylight.


.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2020, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
2,229 posts, read 801,912 times
Reputation: 3075
Yes I pre-ordered Kristin Harmel's new book that releases next week, super excited to read it.



https://kristinharmel.com/the-book-of-lost-names/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-19-2020, 04:27 AM
 
3,224 posts, read 2,531,786 times
Reputation: 5116
Quote:
Originally Posted by oeccscclhjhn View Post
Just requested our library order David Baldacci's new Altee Pine (#3) novel Daylight.


.
I use the library pretty much exclusively ( and if at all possible, for kindle/ebooks). I too have requested purchases and usually they make it happen. Such a great feature!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-20-2020, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
6,478 posts, read 9,835,041 times
Reputation: 12568
Will request my library to order Alex Trebeck's Memoir book, out tomorrow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 12:36 AM
 
4,086 posts, read 1,896,689 times
Reputation: 8309
Tana French, The Searcher
Jo Nesbo, The Kingdom
Carl Hiaasen, Squeeze Me
Ian Rankin, A Song for Dark Times
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Books
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top