I am one of the few that pre-order but not to get it first (everyone can get it first). I pre-order when the price is right. Usually if they are 9.99 pre-order its a good time to get them because the price almost jumps immediately after release. A week or two ago I got the new Stephen King novella for 4.99 the night before it was released. The day of release the price jumped to 7.99. I feel like I am in a casino when I look at pre-order book prices.... do I really want to take that gamble???
I seldom pre-order eBooks (hate to pay for anything in advance), but I always enjoy seeing what books you're looking at. Baseball to Bush to bodice-rippers: now, THAT'S eclectic! ROFLMAO
I pre-ordered "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest" for $9.99. I truly don't believe it will be released at a lower price than that.
I've been looking at a few of the upcoming releases:
The most bizarre pricing is Random House, by far! If you see a new release (full length, not counting novellas or paperbacks here) coming and it's in the $9.99 area, I'd jump on it, those have been going up upon release since the new pricing model started....
I dunno, Penguin's pricing is really strange.
Nora Robert's "The Search" is $14.55 HC pre-order. No ebook pre-order yet, but there's one listed as "Other Format" for $67.49. Since CD is listed, I wonder what "other format" is??
Clive Cussler's "The Spy is $15.09 in HC and $27.95 for the ebook.
Be interesting to see what happens when the books are released.
Oh, and they're really sticking to keeping the price up until the PB is released. Evonvich's Sizzling Fifteen is available for PB preorder at $8.09, ebook is still $12.99.