Wednesday, July 15, 2015

To Preorder A Book, Or to Not


Hello, hello! It's been awhile since I've come up with a discussion post, but with all of these new releases coming out this Fall, and the weirdly, but welcomed, discounted price of Queen of Shadows on Amazon, doesn't it seem fitting to talk about pre-ordering books?

(Update: The price of Queen of Shadows has risen, from $9 something to $11 something. Who was the poor intern that decreased that price in the first place?)


So there's a new shiny book. And you want it. But it doesn't come out, say, January 2016. The question is, will you preorder it? Or just wait until the release date before actually buying it? 

Let's be honest, I get VERY distracted by new books. So much so that I will pre-order one here and there. In the last few months, I have pre-ordered one or two, but then I never read them. In that case, is it worth pre-ordering a book if you're not going to read it in the next two days that you get it? Or does it not matter? Would you pre-order a book just to say you have the book physically? Just to LOOK AT ITS SHINYNESS? (I would). 

What Do You Think? Thoughts?